Heat was a factor in at least two deaths in Southeast Michigan this week, according to a report from the Detroit News. The paper also reports an uptick in heat-related illness being seen at Detroit area hospitals.
Hospitals in Petoskey and Traverse City have not seen similar trends.
A fire information officer for the Huron-Manistee National Forest also says there's a risk of fire danger, which is unusual for July.
"But with all of the hot weather that we've had - extremely hot weather - and very little moisture, things are drying out really fast," Carol Nilsson says.
She says most counties are not issuing permits to burn debris and she urges campers to use caution with campfires this weekend.