DETROIT – We are stuck in a warm, and wet, at times, pattern yet again in Metro Detroit, with an almost Florida-like feel to the forecast.
Look for highs Monday in the mid 80s feeling like the low 90s with tons of humidity and some spotty sunshine.
Our best chance for rain will come with the afternoon heat. Scattered afternoon and evening rain and thundershowers will be flaring up with rising temps, and could produce some stronger cells capable of heavy downpours and dangerous winds. We have no watches, warnings or risks issued for today -- but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t expect strong storms.
The good news about this type of forecast is that when we lose the heat, we also lose the number and intensity of storms. So we very well should get drier and drier leading to the Ford Fireworks tonight, which can only be seen on Local 4!
Mondays sunset is at 9:14 p.m.
Severe weather threat Tuesday
The stubborn weather pattern keeping the heat and humidity with daily storm chances will be moving east out of the middle of the country, and it will cruise right over southeast Michigan on Tuesday.
Everything gets heightened a bit tomorrow, and that includes our storm threat. The Storm Prediction Center has all of the Lower Peninsula in a marginal risk for severe storms Tuesday.
Highs will hit the mid to upper 80s and we will remain intensely humid, so we will see more numerous or widespread rain and thundershower chances Tuesday. We need to keep watching out for flooding and anticipate more of it. Parts of Metro Detroit still have nowhere to put new rainfall and it may start to back up again on Tuesday.
Rainy holiday weekend
The weather pattern gets a little better each day toward the end of the week into the July Fourth weekend, but we also have shower chances each day.
Wednesday will be a little cooler in the low 80s under mostly cloudy skies and a little less muggy. There is a weak disturbance passing by midday Wednesday, and that will be enough to spark a few showers.
It will be mainly mid and upper 70s to near 80 degrees Thursday through the holiday weekend. Spotty showers will continue to pinwheel into Michigan, but no certain day or time periods look to be washouts. There are rain chances every day for the Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA tournament in Detroit.
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