The Michigan State Police are urging Michiganders to stay protected this weekend with outside temperatures reaching over 90 degrees.

You almost forget how hot Michigan can really get after being traumatized from Michigan's winter season

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“Higher temperatures increase the risk of suffering a heat-related injury which has the potential to be life-threatening,” said Capt. Kevin Sweeney, deputy state director of Emergency Management and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. “By taking the proper precautions, you can reduce your risk of heat-related illness and be ready to help those who are most affected by severe heat.”

Source:NBC25.com

This weekend is being set up to be a gorgeous one, but you still have to take precautions before going too crazy this weekend. Especially out at the local lakes here in Michigan. MSP released a few tips that can help keep you in the game this weekend and not sitting on the bench half passed out.

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks because they cause dehydration.
  • Wear clothing that allows good air circulation.
  • Limit vigorous activity.
  • Try to schedule outdoor activities during the morning or evening hours to avoid the hottest part of the day.
  • If outside, avoid direct sunlight by staying in the shade. Source:NBC25.com

If your looking for something to do Muskegon just opened a huge 1,400 zip line this weekend! Now you just have to muster up the courage to be thrown across a 1,400 feet gap, which sounds awesome!

Just follow these basic tips and you should be fine this weekend. So far this is definitely one of the hottest weekends of the year.  Stay hydrated and have fun!

 

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