DETROIT -

Before getting to the forecast, one quick reminder: even though we had cooler than normal temperatures for most of this week, remember that temperature has nothing to do with the intensity of the sun’s rays, which are very intense right now.

So don’t forget the sunscreen if you or your children will be spending a lot of time outdoors over the next week: it’s just as easy to get a sunburn when it’s 75 degrees, as when it’s 90.

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Alright, on to the forecast:

Skies will gradually clear tonight, with lows in the low to mid 50s. Light northwest wind.

Mostly sunny to start our Thursday, with a few hours of partly cloudy skies during the afternoon -- but these will be puffy cumulus clouds, with sunny spots in between, so it should be a very pleasant day as highs reach the mid 70s. Northwest wind shifting to the southwest by the end of the day, at 5 to 10 mph. Mostly clear with more great sleeping weather Thursday night. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.

Friday looks like a great day to end the work week (or perhaps start a long weekend). Skies should be mostly sunny, with highs reaching the upper 70s. Mostly clear Friday night, with highs in the upper 50s to near 60.

Mostly sunny on Saturday, with highs near 80, then becoming partly cloudy Saturday night, with lows in the low 60s.

Partly cloudy skies on Sunday, with highs in the low 80s. Some computer models offer a slight shower chance (particularly south of Detroit) Sunday afternoon, but right now I think the probability is too low to worry about. However, I'll keep a very close eye on this, as weekends are very important to you and me, and let you know if there are any changes.

Partly cloudy Sunday night, with lows in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy again on Monday and starting to get a little more humid, with highs making it into the mid 80s. You’ll really notice the humidity coming up Monday night, as overnight lows only drop into the upper 60s -- and remember that it takes all night to get there, so this is when you may start needing to turn on the air conditioning if you have it.

Mostly sunny on Tuesday, with highs in the mid to upper 80s, and overnight lows Tuesday night only in the low 70s.

Then partly cloudy and continued humid on Wednesday with a chance of thunderstorms (depends upon if a cold front to our west gets close enough -- some computer models continue to build a very strong upper ridge of high pressure, which would keep that front to our west). Highs in the mid to upper 80s.