Metro Detroit weather: Summer begins on a hot and humid Saturday

Highs near 90 degrees

DETROIT – An Air Quality Alert is in effect for Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Welcome to Saturday, Motown.

Summer begins today and it will feel like it in every conceivable way. It will be bright. It will be muggy. It will be scorching. Saturday night will be warm and calm. Sunday has an approaching cold front for Fathers' Day with clouds and wet weather, but it will still be sweltering

Saturday morning will be warm and mostly sunny. Temperatures start in the 60s. This will be the best time of day to get any outdoor exercise or chores done because we'll have the most comfortable and healthy conditions during this time period. Afterward, temperatures skyrocket and the air quality plummets.

Sunrise is at 5:57 a.m.

The summer solstice occurs at 5:44 p.m. which will mark the official start of astronomical summer. We will have over 15 hours and 16 minutes of daylight, and that will be the longest amount of sunshine for the year. After today, the days get shorter.

Saturday afternoon will be mostly sunny, hot and humid. Highs will be in the upper 80s with heat indices near 90 degrees.

Remember to keep children and pets away from empty, unattended vehicles on this hot day. Also, the UV index will be high, so remember to slather on the sun block for everyone before going outdoors.

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