Hot, Hot, Hot! Excessive Heat Watch Issued for Macomb Tuesday
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for southeastern Michigan Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees, but feel as high as 107.
Another potentially record-breaking day is headed our way. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for southeastern Michigan Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees during the afternoon.
It's not expected to be excessively humid, but dew points in the mid-60s could make it feel like it's anywhere from 102 to 107 degrees outside.
The good news is there's a cold front coming in that should provide some relief from what NWS calls "dangerous heat" for the rest of the week.
However, the excessive heat watch remains in effect all day Tuesday and NWS recommends that people drink plenty of fluids, stay in air conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors. Heat-related illness such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration are also possible.
Here are a few ways to stay cool around Macomb:
Cool off in Macomb Township's only indoor waterpark. Residents can purchase a $5 daily pass ($10 for nonresidents) to use the entire recreation center, including the aquatic center. Lifeguards are always on duty.
"The coolest place in town," Suburban Ice has a constant indoor temperature of 55 degrees. Open skate is noon-1:50 p.m. Admission is $3 for all ages, with $2 skate rental.
From Stony Creek to Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb has its fair share of coastal and inland lakes. These lakes also include parks with athletic courts, walking trails and, in some cases, pools. There's a $5 vehicle entry permit to the park, but use of the beach is free.
There's a place for ice cream in just about every section of town. Cool off with a cone from one of Macomb Township's ice cream servers. There's Dairy Queen, Scoop & Twist, Babycakes Cafe, Hershey's and more! Check our directory for the shop closest to you.
Your Backyard or the Fountains at Partridge Creek
Hook the sprinkler up to the hose, twist the nozzle, and enjoy the icy cold spray. The pop-jet fountains at the Mall at Partridge Creek are also up and running (last we checked).