Metro Detroit weather: More heat, more thunderstorms Thursday

Another hot and humid day with scattered storms is on tap across Southeast Michigan.  

The heat recedes slightly Thursday. Your afternoon heat indices make it to the mid and low 90s with even lower numbers showing up along I-69 and off the shores of Lake Huron. 

That's day four of high heat and the cumulative effect can set in especially for those without air conditioning. A cold front swings through on Sunday kicking our temps down by Monday of next week. Storms will be around at times between now and then. An isolated morning storm is possible with a better chance developing this afternoon. 

Temps will peak on Saturday with a noticeable Monday fade but we're right back near 90° Tuesday. 

Recognizing heat-related injuries

  • Heat cramps: symptoms include muscle pains or spasms in stomach, arms or legs. Remedy: get to a cooler location, remove clothing and hydrate.
  • Heat exhaustion: symptoms include heavy sweating, weakness and nausea. Remedy: lie down, take a cool bath and hydrate.
  • Heat stroke: symptoms include a high body temperature, hot, dry skin, no sweating and a rapid pulse. Remedy: call 911 and cool down until help arrives.

Dehydration signs

According to Mayo Clinic, signs of dehydration vary based on age.

Dehydration in an infant or young child

  • Dry mouth and tongue
  • No tears when crying
  • No wet diapers for three hours
  • Sunken eyes, cheeks
  • Sunken soft spot on top of skull
  • Listlessness or irritability

Dehydration in an adult

  • Extreme thirst
  • Less frequent urination
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion

When to see a doctor

Contact a doctor if you or your child:

  • Has had diarrhea for 24 hours or more
  • Is irritable or disoriented and much sleepier or less active than usual
  • Can't keep down fluids
  • Has bloody or black stool