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Heat & Humidity Move into West Michigan

Posted: 9:25 PM, Jul 17, 2015
Updated: 2015-07-17 21:25:04-04

WEST MICHIGAN — It’s been nearly two years since Grand Rapids hit 90 degrees but this weekend that record looks to be broken.

Hot and humid air will continue to move into the Great Lakes region allowing temperatures and heat index values to climb to uncomfortable levels.

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A HEAT ADVISORY has been posted for the areas along and south of I-96 from noon until 9pm Saturday. Temperatures will climb quickly throughout Saturday morning into the 80s and 90s. Hot surface temperatures combined with abundant humidity will make for feel-like temperatures between 95 and 105.

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Temperatures were already climbing Friday, high temperatures inched closer to 90 degrees by early evening. Heat index values climbed in excess of 90 degrees for most of the later afternoon and early evening.

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Relief will come Monday as cooler and more comfortable air settles into the Great Lakes dropping temperatures back into the low to mid 80s.