Tracking storms, some with severe potential, today in Metro Detroit: What to expect

Storms, possibly strong-to-severe, most likely after 4 p.m. Monday

DETROITGood Monday afternoon!

We have a marginal risk for severe storms later this afternoon, and it all depends on how the rest of today sets up here around Metro Detroit.

We may see scattered strong-to-severe storms later today due to the heat and humidity building in Metro Detroit, creating an unstable atmosphere.

High temperatures will at least hit the middle 80s, with a chance of landing near 90 degrees if we hang on to that hazy heat. A warming wind will move SW at 7-17 mph, gusting to 20-25 mph, at times.

A line of storms will be most likely after 4 p.m. today, moving in a line from west to east. These storms will produce some heavy downpours in no time, so watch out for pooling and ponding as we slow it down for the evening drive. A few storms also could produce gusty winds over 50 mph, which is capable of creating some damage. And there’s the deadly threat of lightning later this afternoon into the early evening.

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There is a chance that the storm line slows down and delivers these storms later in the evening and overnight. We must be on guard for some storms late tonight and early Tuesday, but the storms tend to lose much of their severe strength without the heat of the day.

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

Storms Tuesday morning

Showers and storms will be possible through about 7 a.m. Tuesday before we start to see much different weather moving. Tomorrow, we’ll see some sunshine in the afternoon with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Winds will move WSW at 7-17 mph, gusting to 20-25 mph at times.

Milder rest of the week

We will see sunshine mixed with a few clouds on Wednesday on a very pleasant day to get over the hump. Highs will settle in the lower 80s with low humidity and a nice breeze moving WNW at 8-18 mph, gusting to 20-30 mph.

Thursday will be almost identical with morning lows in the 50s and afternoon highs cooling just a bit into the middle 70s as an early fall-like feel.

Friday will have more dry weather with sun and clouds and highs closer to 80 degrees.

Maybe rain this weekend

The weekend ahead is far enough away to have more of a “wait and see” mentality.

The computer models are hinting at a dry day Saturday with increasing clouds and highs in the lower 80s. Sunday will become a little muggier with scattered showers and storms possible in the afternoon. We will keep you posted as we get closer.

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