Local 4 Casters: Thunderstorm threat diminishing

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist

DETROIT - Earlier on Saturday, atmospheric ingredients appeared ready to pose a severe storm risk across southeast Michigan late during the afternoon or evening.

Some of those ingredients did indeed come to fruition, but the timing wasn't right. We first needed to get some sunshine to warm things up and destabilize the atmosphere, and we got that.

However, strong dynamics to our west needed to flow overhead coincident with that warmth, and that's where the problem arose: Those dynamics and an approaching cold front slowed a bit, so everything didn't come together at the same time, which saved those with outdoor plans Saturday. 

The cold front will come through Saturday night, so a brief round of showers and possible thunderstorms is still possible, with lows in the low to mid 60s.

A few scattered, light showers are possible through lunchtime Sunday, but this is by no means a washout.  Skies will then become partly cloudy, with highs in the low to mid 70s.

Beautiful sunshine along with cooler, drier air will then arrive for Monday and Tuesday.

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