Metro Detroit weather: Headed to the 80s!

Tuesday warmth pushing toward record temps

Metro Detroit weather forecast for April 27, 2021 -- 6 a.m. Update
Metro Detroit weather forecast for April 27, 2021 -- 6 a.m. Update

DETROITWelcome to Tuesday!

We’ve been telling you since last week to expect this, and today is the day!

Tuesday’s sunrise was at 6:34 a.m.

An approaching warm front -- the front edge of a much warmer air mass -- will cross the area and boost temperatures into the low 80s. Tuesday’s record high is 84 degrees set in 2009, so we’ll be close! We’ll have partly cloudy skies for part of the day, but high-resolution computer models this morning also suggest a mostly cloudy midday period. Wind will swing around to the south-southwest, behind the warm front, at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday’s sunset is at 8:29 p.m.

It will be partly cloudy to mostly cloudy Tuesday night, with a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible late at night. 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!

Some rain ahead

Wednesday should feature scattered morning showers and thunderstorms, then a break with partly cloudy skies. Wednesday afternoon’s thunderstorm potential is more uncertain. If any storms pop up, the best chance would be south of 8 Mile Road. There would even be a strong wind threat if any afternoon storms fire up, but keep in mind that most high-resolution models this morning do not develop any Wednesday afternoon storms.

Keep a very close eye on our app’s radar if you have outdoor afternoon plans … which I think you might, since highs should reach the upper 70s to near 80 degrees on Wednesday.

Showers redevelop Wednesday night, with lows in the mid 50s.

Showers are likely on Thursday, with cooler highs in the low to mid 60s. Those showers end by late Thursday night, with lows in the mid 40s.

It will become partly cloudy on Friday (perhaps staying mostly cloudy in the Thumb), and it’ll be a noticeably cooler, windy day with highs in the mid to upper 50s. Friday night will be mostly clear with lows in the mid 30s, which means that there could be a touch of frost in our coldest rural areas.

Weekend outlook

Saturday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy, with highs rebounding into the low to mid 60s. A shower is possible Saturday night, with lows in the upper 40s.

Sunday is much more uncertain now, as the long range models are suggesting that a cold front may approach. Some models keep us mostly cloudy and dry, while others try to generate a shower. Stay tuned on this -- although I can say that the models are in agreement in bringing highs back into the low 70s.

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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.