Metro Detroit weather: Warm and sunny Wednesday

Wednesday stays dry with highs in mid 70s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.
Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITWelcome to Wednesday!

The computer models nailed their prediction of storms that developed in the Thumb on Tuesday, but did not correctly depict the solid line of strong-to-severe storms that developed west of there. I’ll explain more below, but I leave you with this: The real-time radar on our free Local4Casters weather app will help keep you in the know -- always. You can download it from your app store.

Alright, on to the forecast.

Tuesday’s storms were triggered by a cold front advancing downstate, and that front has now moved south of the area, ushering in a cooler, less humid air mass. Wednesday will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny, with comfortable humidity and highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. A north wind moving at 5 to 10 mph will keep things a little cooler near the Lake Huron shoreline.

Today’s sunset is at 9:03 p.m.

It will be mostly clear Wednesday night, with super comfortable lows in the mid 50s.

More rain possible

Thursday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with highs near 80 degrees. Clouds will increase Thursday night with a shower or thunderstorm possible late at night. Milder lows will be in the low-to-mid 60s.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely Friday morning, but will likely diminish in coverage during the afternoon. Highs will be near 80 degrees.

From rain to sunshine this weekend

Saturday could start partly cloudy, so plan your yard work or other outdoor activities for the morning hours, because there’s a chance for showers and thunderstorms Saturday afternoon. Some models suggest scattered activity, while others generate more widespread rain. Regardless, rain chances will increase during the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

Saturday night showers and thunderstorms should end around dawn Sunday, with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies developing for the day. Highs will be near 90 degrees.

It appears that the hot weather may stick around well into next week -- stay tuned.

Why you need the Local4Casters weather app

You’ve heard me say before that our app is the best weather app in the nation, and here’s why: We designed it ourselves here at Local 4, while most other stations buy a generic weather app from a company.

Our digital team upstairs worked hard to incorporate the input from the weather office, and we have an app that not only has real-time radar that shows advancing storms, but it also has a lightning page (some apps don’t even have lightning). And best of all, if you have notifications turned on, then you get alerts like this when dangerous weather approaches, not to mention warnings when they are issued:


The bottom line here is that the Local4Casters weather app empowers you with the information you need to stay ahead of approaching dangerous weather. Those who have our app are usually not surprised by changing weather.

And the app follows you wherever you go: If you are traveling, it travels with you and gives you the weather where you are, even in Europe!

Just search your app store under WDIV and it’s right there, available for both iPhones and Androids! Or click the appropriate link below.

About the Author:

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.