Metro Detroit weather: Rain returns Sunday with lower than average temperatures

Highs below 70 degrees most of day

Sunday, July 11, 2021 weather forecast
Sunday, July 11, 2021 weather forecast

DETROIT – Welcome to Sunday, Motown.

After two straight days of sunshine, comfortable humidity and dry conditions, rain returns today.

Soggy conditions develop in our south zone first then spread to Detroit and areas north of 8 Mile Road next.

Afterward, we are in for another more tonight before the heat and humidity rises and periodic showers and thunderstorms become a pattern again the rest of this week.

Rain showers and a few thunderstorms overtake Ann Arbor and the rest of southeast Michigan by Sunday afternoon. With overcast skies and winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph, temperatures will only be around 70°F or a bit more; 10 to 15° below average.

Sunday evening we have scattered rain showers. Temperatures will be near 70°F.

Sunset is at 9:10 p.m.

By midnight, up to a half inch of rain will fall north of 8 mile and half inch to an inch of rain as possible south of 8 mile where the precipitation started falling first.

Sunday night will be cloudy and mild. Overnight lows will be in the middle and upper 60s.

Monday will be much warmer and much more humid. It will feel like summer with highs in the low 80s. Skies will be partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely.

Tuesday will feel like summer, too. It will be partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms and high temperatures in the middle 80s.

Wednesday and Thursday have a lower chance of rain but the chance is still there. Afternoon temperatures will be in the lower mid 80s each day with scattered showers and storms.

Showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast Friday with daytime temperatures reaching the low 80s.

Marine Forecast

Lake Erie

Sunday: Rain showers, a few thunderstorms. Wind: SSE 5-10 knots; Waves: 0 to 2 feet. Water Temps: 76 degrees.

Lake St. Clair

Sunday: Rain showers. Wind: SSE 5-10 knots; Waves: 0 to 2 feet. Water Temps: 74 degrees.

Lake Huron

Sunday: Rain showers. Wind: SSE 5-10 knots; Waves: 0 to 2 feet. Water Temps: 69 degrees.

UP NORTH FORECAST

Northern Lower Peninsula

Sunday: Cloudier, rain farther south in the Central Lower Peninsula. Highs in the low and mid 70s.

Upper Peninsula

Sunday: Mostly sunny, warm. Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.

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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."