Metro Detroit weather: Heat relief for now, but holiday heat returns

Dry Friday with highs in 70s

Metro Detroit weather: Heat relief for now, but holiday heat returns, July 2, 2021, noon update
Metro Detroit weather: Heat relief for now, but holiday heat returns, July 2, 2021, noon update

DETROIT – The relief from the heat and humidity is holding steady with cooler air moving into SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario all day Friday.

Highs will hover in the mid 70s with a nice breeze NNW at 5-15 mph and gusting 20-25 mph at times. About the only possible showers to develop will be in our North Zone and Southern Ontario -- winds drawing clouds off of Lake Huron and moisture from the east coast may wrap into Lakes Huron and Erie. There’s a very good chance most of us stay bone dry all day.

The comfortable air will remain in place through Saturday.

Friday’s sunset is at 9:13 p.m.

Sunny Saturday

We may start Saturday in the clouds with temps in the mid 50s to near 60 degrees before we bust out into some sunshine through the afternoon.

At least one weather model throws a few showers over Metro Detroit Saturday morning, but we will keep the forecast dry for now and update you if need be.

Highs will be around 80 degrees with afternoon sun and clouds. The balance of sun and clouds will determine whether we hang in the mid 70s or take off into the low 80s. It will still be a bit breezy at times with a NW to WSW wind moving at 5-13 mph, and gusting at 15-20 mph.

Heating up for the holiday

Summer heat and humidity will be on the rise Sunday and Monday, with highs closer to 90 degrees and possible heat indices in the mid 90s.

As we heat up this Sunday, the Fourth of July, keep an eye to the skies for your afternoon barbecue or golf outing, because the hot and muggy atmosphere won’t be as stable -- a few pop up thunderstorms are possible.

Monday is the observed Independence Day for many of you, and it will be a copy and paste from Sunday with muggy highs in the 90s and a few storms firing up in the afternoon.

A more solid shot of showers and storms will arrives Tuesday into Wednesday of next week. Stay tuned!

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