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Metro Detroit weather: Temperatures rise to mid-80s this week

Chance of thunderstorms later in work week


DETROIT – Even though Monday was beautiful and seasonably mild for mid-May, temperatures will soar over the next few days to numbers that we typically see in July.

Dry conditions will last through the evening. Expect showers overnight with some thunder possible, too. Overnight lows will fall to the low 50s near midnight, and stay steady until daybreak.

Showers exit during Tuesday's morning commute. Most of the day will be dry, partly cloudy and warm. Temperatures will be in a wide range between the upper 60s in our North Zone and mid-80s in our South and West Zones. Check out our 4ZONE Forecast page for the breakdown of temperatures.

Wednesday is the pick day of the week. With mostly sunny skies, temperatures will reach the mid-80s. That won’t quite hit the record of 93 set in 1962. In fact all of this week’s record highs are in the 90s, so they’ll be out of reach.

The second half of the work week becomes unsettled with a few thunderstorms possible Thursday and Friday. Most of those days will be dry, however. Thursday’s high will still reach the mid-80s before a cold front plows through and brings us back to reality on Friday. Highs will only be in the upper 60s, but that’s still close to normal for this time of year.

Our weekend looks a bit wet. Check out the rest of the numbers in our 10-day forecast.


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