Metro Detroit weather: More mugginess with pop-up showers, storms possible

Tuesday highs in mid 80s

Wednesday and Thursday will once again feature more clouds than sun, and lots of humidity will fuel pop-up afternoon showers and thunderstorms. However, I think we’ll see less rain coverage than on Tuesday. Highs will be in the mid 80s. Any lingering evening showers and thunderstorms will end in the evenings, with lows in the upper 60s.

DETROITWelcome to Tuesday!

Today’s sunrise was at 5:57 a.m.

It was another warm, muggy night -- tough sleeping weather for those without air conditioning. While a couple of brief, light showers will dot the area this morning, this will be another one of those hot, humid days where the best chance for any much needed rain is in the form of pop-up showers and storms this afternoon. I think we’ll see a little better coverage than what we saw on Monday due to closer proximity to an upper level disturbance currently in Indiana.

Any storm could produce heavy rainfall and briefly gusty winds ... please send some of that rain to my house! Tuesday highs will once again reach the mid 80s and, unlike Monday, we won’t have a nice breeze to help keep us cool. Wind from the south probably only blow at 3 to 6 mph.

Tuesday’s sunset is at 9:08 p.m.

Tuesday evening’s scattered showers and storms will dissipate at night. Muggy lows will again dip into the upper 60s with calm air.

Cloudy skies ahead

Wednesday and Thursday will once again feature more clouds than sun, and lots of humidity will fuel pop-up afternoon showers and thunderstorms. However, I think we’ll see less rain coverage than on Tuesday. Highs will be in the mid 80s. Any lingering evening showers and thunderstorms will end in the evenings, with lows in the upper 60s.

Friday will be partly cloudy with a few showers possible. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

Friday night will be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 60s, and we start a slow peeling back of the higher humidity air mass that’s been with us all week.

Weekend forecast

Saturday will be partly cloudy with a few afternoon showers possible. Highs will be in the mid 80s, with a continuing trend of decreasing humidity. Showers are possible Saturday night, with lows in the mid 60s.

Even if we start with a shower around dawn Sunday, I think it’ll move out and most of the day will be dry, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 80s.

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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.