HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The early summer heat wave that has gripped much of the country continues along the Lakeshore, with temperatures predicted to get into triple digits today, and heat indices well over that. The fifth straight Air Quality Alert and the 15th such caution this season for pollutants by the state DEQ for Allegan and Ottawa counties has been issued, and the Excessive Heat Warning has been extended 12 hours through 8 PM tomorrow. MAX Transit will continue to offer free rides on its fixed bus routes through Holland, Holland Township and Zeeland, and Holland Department of Public Safety Fire Services will be opening up a “Beat the Heat” cooling station at the Kollen Park Fire Station this afternoon. Hoses will be set up to run for 30 minutes at 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM and 7 PM for residents and visitors to stop by and get a respite from the early summer heat wave. At this point, Holland BPW officials aren’t issuing water conservation restrictions, but the ongoing drought conditions could change that situation. Forecasters say that a break from the heat may come by Sunday, with much needed rain possible through the weekend.
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