Metro Detroit forecast: Weather changes looming

Weekend storms possible


DETROIT – A few little pop-up thunderstorms, well, popped up Friday afternoon, but they should be short-lived, and I don’t think we’ll have any issues during the big Tigers game at Comerica Park.

Skies overnight should become partly cloudy at least, and perhaps mostly clear for a while. Once again, some areas of fog are possible late Friday. Lows will be in the upper 60s (that’s 20 degrees Celsius for our Canadian friends) with a light and variable wind.

Any early Saturday morning fog should dissipate by 9 a.m., with partly cloudy skies dominating the morning. Humidity will be increasing during the day, as highs reach the mid 80s (30 degrees Celsius).

While an isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible after 3 p.m., I think that most of us will have a dry afternoon. South winds will blow at 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday’s sunrise is at 6:47 a.m., and Saturday’s sunset is at 8:26 p.m.

Thunderstorms ramp up quickly Saturday evening, with a few stronger storms, possibly even low-end severe. This will probably be like most of the storm scenarios we had all summer long: scattered thunderstorms, with most of them not getting out of hand.

However, you never know if you’ll be the one who gets a severe one, so monitor the free Local4Casters app’s radar if you have outdoor plans late Saturday afternoon into the evening hours, and watch for my personal storm updates on Twitter (follow me at @PGLocal4 and @Local4Casters). Lows Saturday night will be in the mid-60s (18 degrees Celsius).

The Saturday night cold front should cross the area before dawn Sunday, so I think we’ll be dry Sunday morning. However, a deep upper level trough passing overhead will trigger some scattered afternoon showers. Again, if you have outdoor plans, keep an eye on our app’s radar.

Highs Sunday will be in the mid 70s (25 degrees Celsius). It’s going to be a breezy day, so you’ll really notice those winds combined with the cooler temperatures and lower humidity.

 It will become partly cloudy Sunday night, with lows in the mid- to upper 50s (that’s 13 degrees Celsius).

Then get ready for the good stuff.

Skies will be mostly sunny Monday, and highs in the mid-70s (25 degrees Celsius).

It will be mostly clear Monday night, with lows near 60 degrees (16 degrees Celsius).

It will be mostly sunny Tuesday, with highs in the low 80s (27 degrees Celsius) and mostly clear Tuesday night, with lows in the mid-60s (17 degrees Celsius).

Wednesday will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 80s (29 degrees Celsius). It will become partly cloudy Wednesday night, with lows in the upper 60s (20 degrees Celsius).

A cold front will sweep across the area Thursday, bringing some thunderstorms with it. Highs will be in the mid-80s (29 degrees Celsius).

Then get ready for another nice stretch of weather, starting with partly cloudy skies Friday (and possibly a little breezy), and highs near 80 degrees (27 degrees Celsius).

Next weekend looks spectacular, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s (26 degrees Celsius).