Triple-digit weather arrives in southern Michigan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A day of triple-digit temperatures has arrived in southern Michigan, leading school officials in Detroit and Flint to cancel activities.

Ypsilanti's high reached 104 degrees Tuesday afternoon, while the temperature hit 102 at Ann Arbor and Grosse Ile, 101 at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, and 100 at Adrian, Detroit, Flint, Lambertville, Monroe and Troy.

Relief should follow soon, with a front arriving Wednesday bringing highs down to the 80s in the southern Lower Peninsula.

It's just the latest in a string of scorching summer days in the state after days of 100-degree readings earlier in the month.

CMS Energy Corp. says its Consumers Energy unit set an all-time record for hourly power use of 9,086 megawatts from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday. The previous high was 8,930 megawatts on July 21, 2011.

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