With two days of 90 plus degree temps, and high humidity making it feel like the air temp was near 100 degrees in the Capital region, there have been some serious ramifications. Here’s a round of the news you need to know as we enter a week expected to continue the scorching weather:
WKAR Radio reports that Sunday Michigan State University officials announced 33 on campus buildings in East Lansing would have warmer than usual conditions due to a mechanical issue at the university’s power plant.
In Eaton county, three separate areas of I-69 were closed over the weekend due to road buckling from the extreme heat, reports the Lansing State Journal. A spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation tells the LSJ that concrete on the roads was unable to expand with the heat causing it to buckle. Road crews broke that up and replaced it with asphalt which can more easily expand and contract in the extreme heat.
Don’t expect the heat and humidity to abate anytime soon. The Weather Channel reports that most of the next 10 days, temps will be in the mid-upper 80s, with significant humidity.
It’s unclear if the city will continue with cooling centers, but if they do, we’ll let you know right here.