DETROIT – Happy Friday!
Dewpoints have fallen into the upper 50s to low 60s as a drier air mass has temporarily moved south across the area. Those lower dewpoints have allowed a corresponding drop in temperatures, and most of us (mainly, outside our Urban Heat Island) have dropped into the 60s overnight.
Friday’s sunrise was at 5:57 a.m.
We’ll start our Friday with mostly sunny skies, then it will become partly cloudy. Temperatures this afternoon should rise into the upper 80s which, combined with higher dewpoints returning as the humid air mass creeps back north, brings the chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm by late afternoon. Most high-resolution models this morning peg the time of storm initiation as being around 5 to 6 p.m., with the activity waning by 8 p.m. So, most of us won’t get any of this much-needed rain, and we should be fine at Comerica Bank Free Prix Day on Belle Isle.
Wind will be light today, generally blowing either from the northeast or east, at 4 to 8 mph.
Today’s sunset is at One After 909 (that’s 9:10 p.m. if you’re not a Beatles fan).
Friday night will be mostly clear to partly cloudy, with lows in the mid to upper 60s and calm air.
Grand Prix weekend weather
The first half of our Saturday will be partly cloudy, then an approaching cold front will trigger some scattered thunderstorms Saturday afternoon into the evening. A stronger wind gust cannot be ruled out in storms with intense downpours, but I do not expect a widespread severe weather event. Humid highs will reach the mid to upper 80s Saturday.
If you are heading to the Detroit Grand Prix, be sure to continuously monitor our real-time radar on the Local4Casters app!
We may still see a few scattered showers Saturday night, with lows in the mid 60s.
Sunday will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny with more comfortable humidity, and highs reaching the mid 80s -- a terrific day at the Grand Prix! Sunday night will be mostly clear with lows in the low 60s.
An upper level disturbance crossing the state Monday could trigger a few showers and thunderstorms, so your flag may get wet if you’re putting it out for Flag Day. Monday highs will be in the mid 80s.
Finally -- relief!
We will finally get some relief from the heat Tuesday and Wednesday as a cooler air mass moves in. We’ll have mostly sunny skies both days and highs in the upper 70s -- now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
Overnight lows will become much more comfortable, too, so we’ll also get some nice sleeping weather out of the deal.
But then we heat up again
Thursday will be mostly sunny, and the heat returns as highs soar back into the mid 80s.
Next Friday will be partly cloudy with an approaching cold front bringing some thunderstorms -- but we’ll take the rain. Highs will be in the mid 80s.
Tentatively, next weekend looks spectacular, with comfortable humidity, highs in the low 80s and mostly sunny skies. Stay tuned!
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