Metro Detroit weather: Calm before the warm

Monday highs reach mid 50s

Metro Detroit weather forecast for April 26, 2021 -- 6 a.m. Update
Metro Detroit weather forecast for April 26, 2021 -- 6 a.m. Update

Happy Monday!

The cooler air mass that moved in on Sunday is still with us today, but it will be replaced by near-record heat on Tuesday!

Today’s sunrise was at 6:35 a.m.

Monday will feature at least partial sunshine, with highs in the mid 50s. It will be noticeably cooler near the Huron, St. Clair and Erie lakes (particularly Lake Huron) due to an east to southeast wind moving at 7 to 12 mph.

Monday’s sunset is at 8:27 p.m.

It will be mostly cloudy to partly cloudy Monday night, with lows in the mid 40s. Southeast to south wind will blow at 5 to 10 mph.

Heating up Tuesday

Alright -- get ready for some serious heat on Tuesday.

Partly cloudy skies and south winds at 10 to 15 mph will boost temperatures into the low 80s -- that’s close to Tuesday’s record high of 84 degrees set in 2009!

And just think: One week ago, we had measurable snow.

It will become mostly cloudy Tuesday night with a shower possible. Very mild lows will dip into the low 60s.

By the way, Wednesday’s record for highest low temperature is 64 degrees set in 1899 … we’ll be close!

Wednesday may offer a few peeks of sun, but I suspect it’ll be more cloudy than sunny. A shower or thunderstorm is possible early, then there’s a better chance later in the day. Any bonus sunshine would give us better chance for some strong storms, so I’ll be monitoring this closely. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Showers and storms should end by Wednesday evening. Lows will be in the mid 50s.

Another batch of showers and thunderstorms are possible on Thursday, with highs cooling into the mid 60s. All of the rain ends Thursday night, with lows in the low to mid 40s.

It will be partly cloudy and breezy on Friday, with highs in the low 60s.

Weekend outlook

The weekend looks dry right now, with mostly sunny skies on Saturday and partly cloudy skies on Sunday. Highs will be in the mid 60s Saturday, and perhaps approaching 70 degrees on Sunday.

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About the Author:

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.