Metro Detroit weather: Temperatures rise Saturday afternoon with showers possible

Highs in the middle 80s

Metro Detroit weather: Highs in the 80s on Saturday
Metro Detroit weather: Highs in the 80s on Saturday

DETROIT – Welcome to Saturday, Motown.

Although a healthy amount of clouds are going to be overhead, this afternoon will be much warmer than average.

Some wet weather is still possible, but Saturday will not be a wash-out. It will be warm and dry tonight. Very warm, again, tomorrow with a better chance of heavier shower and storm activity.

There is a chance of a few mid day and afternoon showers, but many areas will be rain-free. Skies will be mostly cloudy to partly sunny, and it will be hotter than average by a good 10 to 15 degrees. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

Now is an excellent time to practice high heat safety habits. Wear light and loose-fitting clothes in order to stay cool. Drink plenty of water. By all means, keep children and pets away from empty vehicles.

Saturday evening will be mostly cloudy and warm. Temps will be near 80 degrees by dusk.

Sunset is at 8:55 p.m.

Saturday night will be partly cloudy and warm. Overnight lows will be in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

Sunday has a better chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and evening. According to the National Weather Service, the risk is reduced for severe storms with heavy downpours, frequent lightning and damaging winds and hail. That said, remain on guard for some ponding on roads and lightning after lunchtime and Sunday evening.

The high heat goes away for one day, Monday. It will be partly sunny with a chance of scattered showers. Daytime temperatures will be near 80 degrees.

Hot weather returns Tuesday and Wednesday and partly sunny skies. Afternoon temperatures return to the middle and upper 80s. Showers and thunderstorms are possible with a cold front, Wednesday (not Tuesday).

Afternoon temps will be lower, but it will still be warm Thursday and Friday. Highs in the low and middle 70s.

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About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."