Metro Detroit weather: Warm Saturday afternoon with an isolated shower possible

Highs in the 80s

Saturday, July 3, 2021 afternoon weather forecast
Saturday, July 3, 2021 afternoon weather forecast

DETROIT – Welcome to Saturday and Fourth of July Weekend, Motown!

It feels like summer, again, Saturday with higher temperatures and beautiful sunshine. Clouds are thrown in, and some of them will produce a few isolated showers. It becomes drier tonight and mild. Hotter weather returns Sunday and early next week with a better chance of rain afterward.

Saturday afternoon will be mostly sunny and warmer. Highs will be in the low 80s. We will have perfect summer weather for the Detroit Tigers’ baseball game against the Chicago White Sox. First pitch is at 4:10 p.m.

Saturday evening will be warm and with rain possible but not likely. There is a chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm after 4 p.m., especially between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Not every neighborhood will receive a shower or storm. Temperatures will be in the 70s.

Sunset is at 9:13 p.m.

Saturday night will be warm and more muggy. Overnight lows will be in the middle 60s.

Happy Fourth of July, Sunday! Skies remain mainly sunny as it becomes hotter and a bit more humid. Afternoon temperatures will reach 90 degrees or a bit more. The heat index will be near 95 degrees.

In order to beat the heat and remain cool and healthy, please remember to wear light and loose fitting clothes, drink plenty of water and stay near or in air conditioned areas. Keep all children and pets away from empty vehicles.

It remains hot and humid on Monday. Daytime temperatures reached the low 90s with heat indices in the middle and upper 90s under partly sunny skies.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be steamy with scattered showers and thunderstorms each day. Highs will be in the upper 80s and low 90s.

Marine Forecast

Lake Erie

Saturday: Mostly sunny, warmer. Wind: NW 5-10 knots; Waves: zero to 2 feet; Water Temp: 74 degrees.

Saturday Night: Mainly clear, cool to mild. Wind: W 5-10 knots. Waves: zero to 2 feet. Water Temp: 74 degrees.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, hotter. Wind: NW 5-10 knots; Waves: zero to 2 feet. Water Temps: 75 degrees.

Lake St. Clair

Saturday: Mostly sunny, warmer. Wind: NW 5-10 knots; Waves: 0 to 2 feet; Water Temp: 72 degrees.

Saturday Night: Mainly clear, cool to mild. Wind: W 5-10 knots. Waves: 0 to 2 feet. Water Temp: 72 degrees.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, hotter. Wind: NW 5-10 knots; Waves: 0 to 2 feet. Water Temps: 73 degrees.

Lake Huron

Saturday: Mostly sunny, hot. Wind: NW 5-10 knots; Waves: 0 to 2 feet; Water Temp: 68 degrees.

Saturday Night: Mainly clear, cool to mild. Wind: W 5-10 knots. Waves: 0 to 2 feet. Water Temp: 68 degrees.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, hotter. Wind: NW 5-10 knots; Waves: 0 to 2 feet. Water Temps: 69 degrees.

UP NORTH FORECAST

Northern Lower Peninsula

Saturday: Mostly sunny, very warm. Highs in the middle 80s.

Saturday Night: Clear, cool to mild. Lows in the 50s and 60s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, hotter. Highs near 90 degrees.

Upper Peninsula

Saturday: Mostly sunny, hot. Highs in the upper 80s near Lake Superior. Highs near 90 degrees closer to Lake Michigan. Highs in the low 80s in the eastern U.P.

Saturday Night: Mainly clear, warm. Lows in the 60s.

Sunday: Sunny, hot. Highs in the middle and upper 80s in the eastern U.P. Highs near 90 degrees in the western U.P. with a chance of showers.

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About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."