Metro Detroit weather: Sticky, steamy storm threat

Scattered thunderstorms possible Wednesday afternoon

Any storm that fires up will produce torrential downpours and, while this is not a “classic” severe weather situation, some of those intense downpours could produce some brief strong-to-severe wind gusts -- we meteorologists call this “precip loading.”
Any storm that fires up will produce torrential downpours and, while this is not a “classic” severe weather situation, some of those intense downpours could produce some brief strong-to-severe wind gusts -- we meteorologists call this “precip loading.”

DETROIT – We’ll remain quiet through early afternoon, then scattered thunderstorms will pop up and be with us through this evening.

UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm watch in effect

Any storm that fires up will produce torrential downpours and, while this is not a “classic” severe weather situation, some of those intense downpours could produce some brief strong-to-severe wind gusts -- we meteorologists call this “precip loading.”

Wednesday highs will range from the upper 80s in the south to the mid-to-upper 70s in the northern Thumb. Southwest to west winds will move at 5 to 10 mph.

Today’s sunset is at 9:12 p.m.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are still possible Wednesday night, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s. A northeast to southeast wind will blow at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday showers, but likely dry weekend

Showers and thunderstorms are still a good bet on Thursday, with highs cooling to the mid-to-upper 70s. Showers will end Thursday evening, and we will remain dry the rest of the night. Lows will be in the low 60s.

Friday will be partly cloudy and pleasant, with highs in the mid 70s. It will be mostly clear Friday night, with lows near 60 degrees.

Although it’s a bit of a close call, I think we’ll stay dry on Saturday, with highs in the upper 70s.

It will be mostly cloudy on Sunday with a shower possible, although some models hold off the rain until Sunday night. Highs will be in the mid-to-upper 70s.

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Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.