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Warm week with potential storms late – morning sun

Warm week with potential storms late – morning sun

File photo. (Stephen Fry/Media News Group)

Chance of rain to start and end the week…

A chance for thunderstorms early into the work week through Monday and a slight chance Tuesday night. Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid 80s, but by the middle of the week, there could be a rise into the high 80s and possibly the 90s. Partly cloudy again for Wednesday and Thursday.
Winds will start from the west and shift more southerly over the next few days.

The speed averages five to ten miles per hour.

We’ll see a slight increase during the week with highs in the 90s, highs in the 60s and lows in the 70s on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Winds are generally southwest at 10-15 mph. Clouds are expected to increase Thursday night into Friday, with overcast skies in the forecast. A chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday night through Friday morning. Expect clear skies on Saturday with partly cloudy skies in the forecast. Sunday is expected to be slightly cooler, with highs in the 70s. Chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. Overcast conditions and highs in the 70s are expected to continue Monday.

Protects children from heat

For many kids, summer is a long break from school filled with outdoor activities like summer camps, sports, and trips to the beach. But with summer fun comes warmer temperatures and higher UV indices.

Young children, infants, and toddlers are more prone to heat-related illnesses because their bodies cannot regulate their temperature like adults.

Keep these tips in mind to make sure the fun lasts all summer long:

– Look before you lock. According to the National Weather Service, approximately 30-50 children are victims of hot car deaths each year. Even when temperatures outside are relatively cool, they can reach dangerous levels inside a parked vehicle. It is very important to remember to never leave people or pets in a parked car, even if you are only planning to be away for a few minutes.

– If in doubt, reapply. Most sunscreens are designed to last a maximum of two hours, or about 80 minutes if swimming or sweating. Forgetting to reapply sunscreen can increase your risk of severe sunburn and skin cancer. If you plan to stay out longer, try setting an alarm on your phone to remind you and your kids to reapply.

– Do not hydrate di-hydrate. Be sure to take frequent water breaks to prevent dehydration. If your kids are particularly active, try including electrolyte drinks like Gatorade to replace electrolytes lost through sweat.

– Be heat aware. Young children may not be able to tell you that they are overheated, however, they may exhibit some noticeable signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. According to Children’s Hospital of Colorado, children who experience heat exhaustion may become dizzy, pale or lethargic, complain of stomach aches or sweat profusely. If your child is experiencing these symptoms, bring them to an air-conditioned area, make sure they drink plenty of water, and monitor them for worsening symptoms. Heatstroke is a more serious illness that requires immediate medical attention, such as going to the ER or calling 911. Children suffering from heatstroke often do not sweat and do not feel feverish to the touch. Heatstroke can lead to coma or death, especially if medical attention is delayed. Keeping these tips in mind will help protect you and your family from the heat while enjoying all that summer has to offer.

Update from the United States Drought Monitor

The updates, which are released every Thursday at 8 a.m., were last updated on July 20 by NOAA and the National Drought Mitigation Center.

Last week’s rain and thunderstorms helped alleviate some of the drought in southern Michigan; However, the entire lower peninsula is still unusually dry. As always, it’s important to consider the weather and surrounding environment when planning campfires or burning piles.

This week’s Mount Pleasant Almanac:

Almanac data is a way to normalize and record high and low temperatures for this time of year. Normal temperatures are based on a 30-year average high and low for that date between 1991 and 2020. For example, if you took every high temperature for every July 24th between 1991 and 2020 and averaged all 30 values, the result would be 84°. Therefore, today’s normal high temperature is 84°. High and low temperature records date back to 1895. Sunrise and sunset data are also provided. All information is valid for Mount Pleasant. July 24

Normal High/Low: 84°/61°
Record High: 104° (1934)
Record Low: 44° (1985)
Sunrise: 6:19 AM
Sunset: 9:12 PM

July 25
Normal High/Low: 84°/61°
Record High: 100° (1934)
Record Low: 43° (1900)
Sunrise: 6:20 AM
Sunset: 9:11 PM

July 26
Normal High/Low: 84°/61°
Record High: 100° (1941)
Record Low: 45° (1926)
Sunrise: 6:21 AM
Sunset: 9:10 PM

July 27
Normal High/Low: 84°/61°
Record High: 98° (1941)
Record Low: 41° (1907)
Sunrise: 6:22 AM
Sunset: 9:09 PM

July 28
Normal High/Low: 83°/61°
Record High: 98° (1930)
Record Low: 40° (1907)
Sunrise: 6:24 AM
Sunset: 9:08 PM

July 29
Normal High/Low: 83°/61°
Record High: 98° (1908)
Record Low: 39° (1996)
Sunrise: 6:25 AM
Sunset: 9:07 PM

July 30
Normal High/Low: 83°/61°
Record High: 100° (1988)
Record Low: 42° (1925)
Sunrise: 6:26 AM
Sunset: 9:06 PM

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– Weather forecast by CMU student forecasters Jeanette Cavin and Lauren Harvey

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