Was it only a few weeks ago when people, tired of the gloomy grey weather, beckoned for summer's arrival?
Summer's here and we're about to experience the hottest days of the year so far. With temperatures climbing into the upper 90s Friday and Saturday, residents are reminded that Saline has two cooling centers.
- Saline Rec Center lobby, 1866 Woodland Drive East. Open from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., weekdays, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., on the weekends.
- Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday-Saturday, and 1-5 p.m., Sunday.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning taking effect from noon, Thursday, until 8 p.m., Saturday.
Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s Thursday and then into the upper 90s Friday and Saturday. With increasing humidity, the heat indice will reach 100 to 110 Friday and Saturday afternoon.
Hot and humid air could lead to hazardous conditions for elderly and people with pre-existing conditions.
People working outdoors should take precautions and strenuous activities should be rescheduled to early morning or evening hours to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke. People are advised to wear light, loose-fitting clothes and drink plenty of water.
The high temperature is forecast to reach 88 on Thursday, 96 on Friday and 97 on Saturday. The heat wave ends Sunday, with a high of just 79. Next week's weather looks relatively mild, with highs in the low to mid 80s and mostly sunny skies.