Metro Detroit weather: Low 80s with light showers possible

Warm temps to hang around through the weekend

Metro Detroit weather forecast May 19, 2021
Metro Detroit weather forecast May 19, 2021

DETROIT – The mid and high level clouds are moving in ahead of a warm front later today, but the wet weather we need is well west of SE Michigan and Southern Ontario.

We will see a few light showers later this afternoon during a short window of 4-7 p.m. Don’t cancel your outdoor plans, just keep the Local4Casters App handy to view radar and any showers that may cause slight delays. Highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s with a light wind moving SSE at 5-12 mph.

Wednesday’s sunset is at 8:52 p.m.

In the days ahead

The warm and slightly-more-muggy air will be moving into Metro Detroit Thursday, and especially Friday and Saturday.

Skies may only allow spotty sunshine Thursday with highs in the low to mid 80s. Some stray rain is possible in the middle of the afternoon, but most of us won’t see a drop. The more sun, the better chance we have of getting close to 90 degrees, near record highs in our area. We will flirt with record high temps Thursday through Sunday or Monday.

You can expect a little more sunshine Friday with highs in the upper 80s. A quick weather disturbance will move through early Saturday morning, and then we will see sun and clouds and upper 80s again.

A few afternoon showers and storms are possible Sunday, and even more likely on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Let’s hope so, because we need it!

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