Five-day heat record for Mqt. area

Summer is here, and it’s taking a toll.

In the past five days, temperatures throughout the day have averaged over 77 degrees.

That’s a new record for the Marquette area.

The record could possibly extend into the next couple days, but residents may catch break this weekend.

“June was a little bit below normal, but so far, with the temperatures we got going, if we maintain this we will probably end up with about the 8th-warmest July on record,” said National Weather Service observation program leader David Petrovich. “That’s not horribly record high, but it still is warmer than normal.”

With the continuing high temperatures, it’s important to stay well hydrated and limit direct sun exposure.

It is also important to watch for possible thunderstorms that may pop up in the area.