Metro Detroit weather: Severe storm risk with more flooding concerns

Tuesday highs to feel like mid 90s

These dog days of summer bring tough sleeping nights with the heat and humidity barely breaking between sunrise and sunset.

DETROITGood Tuesday afternoon!

The stubborn weather pattern affecting most of the country will finally be on the move today.

That’s great -- except the instability and upper level disturbance from the central U.S. is sliding right over SE Lower Michigan later today. The heat and humidity are still in place, and that combination will lead to stronger, more abundant storms.

Temps will hit the mid 80s by noon, and then near 90 degrees, feeling more like the mid 90s. Make sure you hydrate and take it easy out there.

The Storm Prediction Center has Metro Detroit in a marginal risk for severe storms later today. That’s a weak risk category, which means we don’t expect a big severe storm outbreak over us, but a decent number of stronger storms will have to be watched for a few reasons. These storms could produce dangerous, gusty winds and deadly lightning. Also, any storms forming will likely produce heavy downpours and that will fuel our flooding problems.

Today’s sunset is at 9:14 p.m.

Fewer showers ahead

Our overall weather pattern will begin to slowly improve midweek as we head toward a big weekend here in Metro Detroit.

Temps and humidity levels will start to drop in the middle of the week, which means the annoying and unstable humid air won’t add fuel to shower chances and our flooding woes around here. We should not let our guard down, however, because there are little weather disturbances pivoting through the Midwest all the way through the Fourth Of July weekend.

Wednesday will be only partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s, and we will see a few showers rolling through SE lower Michigan and southern Ontario.

We may not get out of the 70s Thursday, Friday or Saturday -- we will get more clouds than sun during that stretch. Skies will stay partly sunny, and scattered showers will continue to be a nuisance for us, but again, the air gets a little less muggy and unstable so the intensity and duration of wet weather will be minimized.

Spotty showers will bring rain chances each day of Detroit’s Rocket Mortgage Classic this holiday weekend, but no washouts are expected. We’ll keep an eye on things -- stay tuned!

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