Metro Detroit weather forecast: More warm and humid with wet weather Sunday

Highs in the low 80s

Sunday, May 24 weather forecast
  • A Flood Warning is in effect along the Huron River near Hamburg in Livingston County
  • A Flood Warning is in effect along the River Raisin near Monroe in Monroe County

DETROIT – Welcome to Sunday and Memorial Day weekend, Motown!

Higher heat and humidity surge into the Metro Detroit area and all of Southeast Michigan starting Sunday. With more moisture, comes more instability and the chance of showers and thunderstorms. Summer-like conditions persist most of this week.

Sunday morning will be mostly cloudy but warm. Before dawn, there will be a chance of scattered showers. These are remnants of stronger storms traveling from Chicago, northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. Temperatures start in the upper 50s and low 60s.

Sunrise is at 6:04 a.m.

We get a break from wet weather between breakfast time to lunchtime. A warm front passes and increased heat and humidity flow across the region. Temperatures will be near 80°F by noon.

Sunday afternoon will be very warm and muggy. It will be in the low 80s 85°F. It will feel like it’s in the middle and upper 80s. Remember to keep children and pets away from any empty, unattended vehicles.

Showers and thunderstorms begin to blossom, especially south of M-59/Hall Road by 2 p.m. and afterward. Some of the showers and storms will have heavy downpours and frequent lightning. Have a plan B to duck indoors quickly if you have any outdoor activities planned.

Scattered showers and storms persistent then fade away. Temperatures linger around 80°F.

Sunset is that 8:57 p.m.

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy, warm and muggy. Overnight lows in the upper 60s.

Welcome to Memorial Day, Monday! Commemorations, parades and gatherings will have dry conditions in the morning and midday. Temperatures rise quickly from the 60s in the morning to the middle and upper 80s in the afternoon. The record high temperature is 90°F, set in 2012. If the mercury does not rise that high, it will feel like it. Showers and thunderstorms bloom again in the heat of the afternoon.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday have the same summer-like pattern. It will be in the middle and upper 80s each day. Tuesday and Wednesday have a chance of on and off showers and thunderstorms each afternoon. Thursday has a more likely chance of showers and thunderstorm activity.

Friday will have high temperatures in the low 80s with scattered showers.

MARINE FORECAST

Lake Erie

Sunday: Wind ESE 6-12 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 52 degrees

Monday: Wind S 9-14 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 53 degrees

Lake Huron

Sunday: Wind SSE 5-10 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 50 degrees

Monday: Wind SSE 10-15 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 51 degrees

Lake St. Clair

Sunday: Wind SE 5-10 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 52 degrees

Monday: Wind S 6-12 knots, Waves 0-2 ft., Water Temp 53 degrees

UP NORTH FORECAST

Northern Lower Peninsula

Sunday: Showers likely. Highs in the low and middle 70s. Near 60 at night

Monday: Mostly cloudy, warmer, showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80s.

Upper Peninsula

Sunday: Showers possible, warm. Highs in the low 70s. Near 50 at night

Monday: Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.

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About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."