Metro Detroit weather forecast: Relief is on the way

We’re still starting the day warm and muggy, although it’s not quite as bad as it was Thursday morning when we woke up.  Relief from the humidity - in the form of lower dewpoints - is on the way, and we should start noticing the transition to more comfortable conditions during the afternoon.  Sky cover has been all across the board this morning…some areas are mostly clear, while others are cloudy.  I think we’ll see more clouds than sun today, with only a very slight shower chance during the mid-to-late afternoon.  Highs should reach the upper 70s (26 degrees Celsius), although those of you in the northern half of our area will be a little cooler.  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.

Clouds gradually break up tonight, with lows much more comfortable:  in the low 60s (16-17 degrees Celsius).  Open up the windows for some great sleeping weather!

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.  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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