COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Branch County has now joined the rest of Michigan’s lower peninsula and is officially included as part of a National Weather Service heat advisory, which had already been declared earlier this week for the state except for a few border counties. This hot dome that covers all of the Tri State Area has hung around for 4 days and is expected to stick around for two more. Forecasters say relief won’t come until Saturday.
Branch County’s heat advisory that is in effect from noon today until 8 p.m. tomorrow calls for actual high temperatures hovering around 90 with heat index readings in the upper 90’s. The high temperature the last two days in Coldwater has been 90 degrees. The sticky-steamy weather has been glued in place over the central and eastern U.S., held stationary by a jet stream that has slipped to the north into Canada…the same pattern that brought us last year’s unusually warm March.