Metro Detroit weather: Beautiful day in progress

DETROIT – We've had some bonus sunshine this morning, and that has boosted temperatures a few degrees higher than I expected earlier.  We'll still see some additional cloud cover this afternoon, but some sunshine as well.  Temperatures in the warmest spots should top out around 80° (27 degrees Celsius), with the cooler spots farther north in the mid to upper 70s (24-26 degrees Celsius).  And best of all is that the humidity is slowly dropping.  West wind at 8 to 14 mph.

Today’s sunrise is at 6:10 a.m., and today’s sunset is at 9:08 p.m.

Get ready for some fantastic sleeping weather tonight, with lows in the low 60s (16-17 degrees Celsius)...and perhaps even in the upper 50s (15 degrees Celsius) in rural areas!  Light northwest wind.

Saturday will be a mostly sunny, spectacular summer weekend day, with highs in the low 80s (28 degrees Celsius), and comfortable humidity.  Don’t worry if you wake up to any early morning clouds…they’ll move out.

Mostly clear to partly cloudy Saturday night, with lows in the mid 60s (18 degrees Celsius).

A slow moving cold front will cross the area on Sunday.  Some showers and thunderstorms will accompany the front, but this won’t be an all-day rain threat.  At this point, it appears that the front will approach during the afternoon, but there are still some differences in how the computer models are handling the timing, and that’s important because, if the front crosses during the warmest part of the day, then a few strong or severe storms would be possible.  We’ll just have to wait another day to get a better handle on this.  If you have outdoor plans, I strongly suggest monitoring the radar on our FREE Local4Casters app and, of course, checking for my personalized updates on Twitter (@PGLocal4).  Highs should reach the low 80s (28 degrees Celsius), and you’ll notice that the humidity will be higher than on Saturday.

As for next week, expect partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies Monday through Wednesday, with highs in the low 80s on Monday (28 degrees Celsius), and then in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees (31-32 degrees Celsius) Tuesday and Wednesday.  A cold front will approach on Thursday with a chance of thunderstorms and, unlike how yesterday’s models were handling this front, it now looks as if that front will slow and become almost stationary.  I’m holding onto a rain chance into Friday now, and how the weekend ends up will depend entirely upon the front’s location when it eventually stalls out.

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