DETROIT – I've been telling you all week long that the weekend forecast is somewhat tricky, and that continues to be the case. We'll play tag with fronts virtually the entire weekend, but not all encounters with those fronts will produce precipitation ... that's the challenge I face.
The way I see things shaping up, any late night/early morning scattered showers will move out, and the middle part of our Saturday should be dry.
Then, scattered pop-up thunderstorms are possible for the late-afternoon period.
There's a slight chance that strong storms could impact some of you near the Michigan - Ohio state line, but most of that activity should stay to our south. Highs in the low 80s. Southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph.
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Today's computer models end the rain just before the Jimmy Buffett concert at Comerica Park Saturday night, but it's a VERY close call, so I suggest tracking any rain on the Local 4 Weather App's awesome radar display.
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Otherwise, the rest of the night should end up partly cloudy, with lows only in the upper 60s...those of you with air conditioning will probably need to turn it on Saturday night, as it'll be muggy.
Sunday will start dry, but thunderstorms should develop during the afternoon. Once again, there is a severe storm potential...perhaps even a better chance than Saturday...so keep abreast of things if you have outdoor plans. Highs in the low 80s.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday night. Lows in the low 60s.
Partly to mostly cloudy with showers likely both first thing in the morning, as well as during the warmest part of the day. Highs only near 70, and a stiff north breeze will make it a pretty brisk day by summer standards. Those of you north of M-59 will likely only be in the 60s.
Partly cloudy Monday night, with lows in the mid 50s.
Partly cloudy on Tuesday, with highs in the low 70s.
An upper level disturbance should bring a chance of showers both Wednesday and Wednesday night, with highs in the mid 70s, and lows Wednesday night in the upper 50s to near 60.
Thursday and Friday look partly cloudy and pleasant, with only a slight chance of mid-to-late afternoon showers. Highs in the upper 70s.