Metro Detroit weather: Steamy to stormy, but not for all

Muggy Tuesday with highs in 90s

It was another tough sleeping night, and we’re not talking about the fireworks randomly going off at all hours of the night.
It was another tough sleeping night, and we’re not talking about the fireworks randomly going off at all hours of the night.

DETROITGood Tuesday afternoon!

Tuesday’s weather is a carbon copy of Monday’s weather with a slight difference in storm chances.

Storms moving through the Thumb late Monday and overnight never really reached Metro Detroit. Our odds of getting some pop-up storms will increase today, as we head back into those muggy 90s and watch a frontal feature add some lift and instability.

Most of us won’t likely see too much trouble in the afternoon skies, but those who do see a storm form could be in for a decent soaking with dangerous lightning. We aren’t under any severe risk category right now, which means showers and storms will be more of the garden variety -- but we won’t rule out downpours, dangerous lightning and gusty winds around the expected scattered storms between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Another wave of showers will push through after sunset, and the models show that our North Zone is the more favorable landing spot for those.

Tuesday’s sunset is at 9:12 p.m.

More rain chances

Wednesday into Thursday will be our best chance this week for more widespread rain chances.

A few rounds of rain are likely on Wednesday, and the cloud cover will be a huge factor in temps and storms that may form during the heat of the afternoon. If we get into some afternoon sunshine, we will have to plan for some pesky storms forming in the heat of the day.

It won’t be as warm Wednesday with highs in the upper 80s. It will still be a bit humid with warming WSW winds moving at 5-15 mph and gusting at 20-25 mph.

Another wave of wet weather will cruise through Metro Detroit into Thursday morning.

Highs will be noticeably cooler toward the end of the week, with a more stable atmosphere around here. Model data has not been consistent about weekend rain chances. While there is the chance for some unsettled weather this weekend, it looks more dry than wet right now. We’ll let you know right away with any changes regarding the weekend forecast -- stay tuned!

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