Metro Detroit weather: Warming up with rain for some

Wednesday highs rebound into mid 70s

Metro Detroit weather: Warming up with rain for some, June 23, 2021, noon update
Metro Detroit weather: Warming up with rain for some, June 23, 2021, noon update

DETROIT – Warmer air is headed back toward Motown, but the lead edge of that warmer air mass is generating some clouds and even some isolated showers.

The northeastern part of the area, including the Thumb, will start Wednesday with sunshine, while areas farther southwest will have partly to mostly cloudy skies, and even a couple light showers.

As for the day ahead, we’ll see more clouds than sun by the afternoon, with a few showers possible. Even with the cloud cover, highs will rebound into the low to mid 70s, with a south wind blowing at 8 to 12 mph.

Today’s sunset is at 9:14 p.m.

Skies will eventually become partly cloudy later Wednesday night, with lows in the low 60s. A south wind will move at 4 to 7 mph.

Warming up

Thursday will be partly cloudy with temperatures warming back into the mid 80s.

Friday morning may stay dry, but showers and thunderstorms will increase during the afternoon into Friday night. Humid highs Friday will near 80 degrees, and lows Friday night will be in the upper 60s.

More rain this weekend

Shower and thunderstorm chances continue right through the upcoming weekend, with highs near 80 degrees, and lows in the upper 60s. Wednesday morning’s computer models suggest that we could see one to three inches of total rain Friday through Sunday night.

As I mentioned yesterday, I see rain chances continuing through next Thursday. In fact, in addition to this weekend’s rain, we could see another inch or even more next week. Stay tuned!

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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.