Metro Detroit weather: Warm Monday with chance of afternoon rain

Monday highs in mid, upper 70s

Metro Detroit weather forecast for May 24, 2021 -- 7 a.m. Update
Metro Detroit weather forecast for May 24, 2021 -- 7 a.m. Update

DETROITGood Monday morning!

Yesterday’s cold front has settled south of the state line into Ohio, which has done two things for us: ushered in a more comfortable air mass, and pushed the showers and storms out of the area. So we’ll have a more comfortable Monday ahead, with more clouds this morning and a bit more sun this afternoon.

However, that cold front will reverse course and come back to the north as a warm front, so I cannot rule out a scattered shower or thunderstorm this afternoon into the early evening.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:04 a.m.

Monday highs should range from the mid 70s in the Thumb to the upper 70s in the heart of the metro area. Southeast winds will move at 3 to 7 mph.

Monday’s sunset is at 8:57 p.m.

Once any lingering evening showers and thunderstorms end, skies will become partly cloudy again. And it’s back to the warm, muggy stuff behind that warm front, with overnight lows only in the mid 60s. Southeast to south wind blows at 3 to 7 mph.

The week ahead

Tuesday will be partly cloudy and hot with highs in the upper 80s. Tuesday night will be warm and muggy, with increasing chances of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 60s.

Showers and storms are likely Wednesday ahead of a cold front, then it will become partly cloudy after the front passes by. The big question is the timing of the storms, as an earlier timing (which is suggested by the majority of the computer models) would diminish the chance for any strong storms, whereas a later timing (as advertised by a few models) would increase those chances. Wednesday highs will be in the low 80s. It will be partly cloudy Wednesday night, with lows in the low to mid 50s.

Thursday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy, with highs in the low 70s. It will be mostly cloudy Thursday night with rain developing. Lows will be in the upper 40s.

Showers are likely on Friday, with highs in the mid 60s. Showers will end Friday night, with lows in the upper 40s.

Memorial Day weekend

Saturday should be partly cloudy overall, with highs in the upper 60s -- a very pleasant day.

And please don’t forget the sunscreen and hats on Saturday. The cooler high temperature has no impact whatsoever on the fact that we are now in the period where the sun’s rays are nearing their strongest of the entire year. You will burn just as easily with temps in the 60s as you would if they were in the 80s.

Sunday looks great, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 70s.

Right now, it appears that we’ll keep the nice weather right through the holiday with partly cloudy skies on Memorial Day, and highs near 80 degrees.

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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.