Weather: Storm potential continues

Long-term forecast brings some heat


DETROIT – At the time I am writing this (8 p.m.), a big line of storms to our west has showed steady weakening and diminishing of lightning activity.

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With a bit of luck, all we'll get downtown this evening are some "regular" showers, and the Ford Fireworks will go off on schedule.

By the way, some of you have asked about how they keep the fireworks dry if it rains. All of the individual fireworks are covered with foil, and all of the fireworks are covered with a thin layer of plastic sheeting to further keep rain out. If it's raining during the show, those fireworks can actually shoot right through the foil and plastic! Even if we're able to keep the storms away during the show, more thunderstorms are possible during the overnight hours.

It's also going to be a steamy, sticky night, so it's going to be very tough sleeping weather if you don't have air conditioning. Lows barely making it down to 70.

More scattered showers and storms are possible on Tuesday, as a cold front slowly crosses Michigan. It'll still be sticky, with highs around 80. Partly cloudy and not nearly as oppressive Tuesday night, with lows in the low to mid 60s.

Partly sunny and less humid on Wednesday, with a small chance of showers. Highs near 77. Partly cloudy Wednesday night, with lows in the upper 50s.

Partly cloudy both Thursday and Friday, with highs in the upper 70s on Thursday and near 80 on Friday. Overnight lows in the low 60s.

Partly cloudy on Saturday as we start our weekend, with highs in the low to mid 80s. Partly cloudy Saturday night, with lows in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy, warmer and more humid on Sunday, with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.

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