Metro Detroit weather forecast: Heat wave knocking on the door

'Air you can wear' will dominate the week ahead


It’s tough balancing reality when it comes to our weather.  We desperately need rain…we only received half of our average rain in the May through July period, and it hasn’t rained a drop yet this month in some places.  However, if you forget about our rain deficit, few could argue with how beautiful our weather was this past weekend.  Now, after one more comfortable night ahead, get set to sweat…and get ready for some much-needed rain, although those chances really won’t increase until the end of the week.

Tonight will be mostly clear and comfy, with lows in the low to mid 60s (that’s 16-17° Celsius for our Canadian friends), but cooler in rural areas far from the big cities.  Calm air means that there won’t be much of a breeze coming in the windows.

Mostly sunny to start our Tuesday, with skies becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon as atmospheric moisture starts increasing.  You’ll notice that it’ll be more humid Tuesday afternoon than what we’ve had over the past three days.  Highs in the upper 80s (31° Celsius).  Southeast wind at 4 to 8 mph.

Tuesday’s sunrise is at 6:35 AM, and Tuesday’s sunset is at 8:42 PM.

Partly cloudy, warmer and more muggy Tuesday night, with lows in the low 70s (22° Celsius).

Partly cloudy, hot and humid on Wednesday, with highs in the low 90s (33° Celsius).

Warm and muggy Wednesday night, with lows in the low 70s (22° Celsius).

Partly cloudy, hot and humid on Thursday, with scattered afternoon thunderstorms possible.  Highs in the low 90s (33° Celsius).

Warm and muggy with a diminishing chance of thunderstorms Thursday night, with lows in the low 70s (22° Celsius).

Mostly cloudy, hot and continued steamy on Friday, with a more widespread chance of thunderstorms – especially during the afternoon into Friday night.  Highs Friday near 90° (32° Celsius), and lows Friday night near 70° (21° Celsius).

Showers and thunderstorms are still likely on Saturday, with highs in the mid 80s (30° Celsius).

The models disagree as to whether or not this rain pattern will move far enough east on Sunday to salvage part of the day for outdoor fun…stay tuned.  Highs Sunday appear to be around 80° (27° Celsius). 

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