Metro Detroit weather: Temps fall once rain ends

Monday lows to dip into mid 40s

Metro Detroit weather forecast June 21, 2021

DETROITGood Monday afternoon!

Sunday evening’s severe storms produced wind damage in some spots, and scattered flooding in others, with DTE reporting power outages as a result.

View: SE Michigan rainfall totals for June 20-21, 2021

Scattered light showers ahead of an approaching cold front should cross our area late-morning through early-afternoon, and should end the showers once it’s east of us.

Temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 70s east of US-23 and low to mid 70s west of US-23 ahead of the front, and then temps will fall after it passes by -- we’ll be down into the mid to upper 60s by late afternoon or early evening, and you’ll notice the humidity dropping as well.

A southwest wind will shift to the west near the front, and then to the northwest behind the front, blowing at 15 to 20 mph -- so it’ll be a breezy day.

Today’s sunset is at 9:13 p.m.

Monday night will become mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 40s, and even colder in our typically coldest rural areas. A diminishing northwest wind will blow at 4 to 8 mph.

Warming up through the week

Tuesday will be mostly sunny to start, then it will become partly cloudy in the afternoon with a few showers possible as a weak upper level disturbance crosses lower Michigan. Highs will only be in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. By the way, that won’t be anywhere close to the record coldest high temperature on June 22, which was 56 degrees, set in 1878.

Scattered showers will diminish before skies become mostly clear Tuesday night. Lows will be in the low 50s.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy, with just the slight chance for a brief, light afternoon shower. Highs will rebound back into the mid 70s. Wednesday night will be mostly clear with lows in the low 60s.

Thursday will be partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the mid 80s. Thursday night will be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s .

Friday could start dry, but showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop at some point. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

Weekend forecast

The weather pattern becomes a little uncertain as we head into the weekend, but right now it appears that we’ll have some showers in the area Saturday, with (hopefully) partly sunny skies developing on Sunday.

Highs will be in the upper 70s Saturday, and in the low 80s on Sunday. Stay tuned!

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Show Your Stripes Day

Today, June 22, is Show Your Stripes Day.

TV meteorologists all around the world are showing the following visual -- a concept that was devised by Dr. Ed Hawkins, a climatologist in the U.K.

Each stripe in the graphic below shows Michigan’s annual temperature each year from 1895 (left) to the present (right). Blue stripes represent an annual temperature that was below average, and orange and red stripes are years with above average temperatures.

Notice the trend? You are seeing visual evidence of the strong warming that is directly affecting Michigan’s climate.


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.