Metro Detroit weather: Soaring into the upper 80s

Rain chances this weekend

Metro Detroit weather: Soaring into the upper 80s, May 20, 2021, noon update
Metro Detroit weather: Soaring into the upper 80s, May 20, 2021, noon update

DETROIT – Yesterday began a stretch of five consecutive days with highs in the 80s -- keep in mind that our long-term average high temperature right now is 72 degrees.

Thursday’s sunrise was at 6:07 a.m.

Today we’ll have partly sunny skies, but the clouds will be mid and high level clouds, so filtered sunshine is probably the best way to describe it. Highs will soar into the upper 80s with a light breeze from the south-southeast moving at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday’s sunset is at 8:53 p.m.

It will become partly cloudy Thursday night, with lows in the mid 60s. For perspective, our long-term average low right now is 52 degrees. South-southeast winds will blow at 2 to 5 mph.

Friday will be partly cloudy and hot, with highs in the upper 80s. It would not be out of the question to see a few of us touch 90 degrees.

It will be partly cloudy to mostly cloudy Friday night, with lows in the mid 60s.

Rain chances this weekend

Saturday will be partly cloudy and hot.

The only question is if we’ll see a few showers or thunderstorms around the area Saturday. Although we’ll have a strong upper level ridge of high pressure over us, some models try to bring a weak upper level disturbance into that ridge. If that disturbance materializes, then a shower or thunderstorm could pop up but, at this point, I’m pretty dubious on the possibility due to that ridge. Keep an eye on our app’s real-time radar if you have outdoor plans … just in case. Saturday highs will be in the upper 80s.

Saturday night will be partly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 60s.

Sunday will be partly cloudy with a little better chance to see a shower or thunderstorm. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s. We certainly don’t want rain on the weekend but, given that most of us are in moderate drought right now, we’ll take anything we can get.

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