Metro Detroit weather forecast: Heat, humidity returns Friday

Chance of storms this weekend

DETROIT – Temperatures Thursday were right at average for mid-August, but they'll increase Friday, along with the humidity -- in a not so gentle reminder that summer is still here.

Skies will be partly cloudy for most of Thursday night. They'll increase toward morning. Lows will be in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Friday will have even more clouds than sun, and temperatures should hit the mid-to-upper 80s. Humidity will make it feel like the 90s. There will be just enough lift to give us a slight chance at an afternoon thunderstorm, but most will miss it.

Saturday, there will be a chance of storms, especially in the afternoon and evening but possibly in the morning as well. Some of these late-day storms may be strong. Highs will reach the mid-80s with heat index readings near 90.

A cold front comes through late Saturday night, which will bring a noticeable change to our forecast for next week. But Sunday will be a transition day, not as hot or humid but still unstable enough to give us chances of showers or a storm. Those chances will be highest in the morning and slight in the afternoon. Highs will only hit the mid-70s with low humidity. Breezy conditions will last all day.

Monday, we'll take the low humidity and cooler temperatures and add dry conditions and a good amount of sunshine. Highs will be at their coolest of the stretch in the mid-70s. Check the 10 Day Forecast to see the warmth ramp up next week.

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