The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Lansing and Jackson areas. The warning is in effect from noon today (Thursday, July 18th) through 8pm on Saturday (July 20th). Heat indices will approach 100 degrees today and could exceed 105 degrees on Friday and Saturday. In addition to the warm daytime temperatures, overnight low temperatures will stay in the mid to upper 70s. The National Weather Service says that excessive heat could have the following impacts:

  • Heat illnesses are likely for anyone spending prolonged periods outside or in non-air conditioned environments.
  • Non- air conditioned car interiors will reach lethal temperatures in minutes.
  • Direct sun on pets and other animals will accentuate chances for heat illnesses.

Cooling centers will be open during the Excessive Heat Warning. CLICK HERE for the list of cooling center locations in the Lansing area. If you have pets, pay close attention to any symptoms they may be exhibiting. CLICK HERE to see the symptoms of a heat illness in pets.

Also, it's imperative that you check on the elderly and young children. You can click here to see the complete forecast from the National Weather Service.