Metro Detroit weather: Pleasant day, storm chance at night

Thursday highs in mid 70s

Metro Detroit weather forecast for July 22, 2021 -- 7 a.m. Update
Metro Detroit weather forecast for July 22, 2021 -- 7 a.m. Update

DETROITGood Thursday morning!

If you enjoyed Wednesday’s temperatures, then you’ll love today’s.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:17 a.m.

Once again, highs will remain in the mid-to-upper 70s with comfortable humidity. We’ll see more clouds today than we did Wednesday, but they are mid and high level clouds, so it will still be a pleasant day. Wind will be light and variable.

Today’s sunset is at 9:02 p.m.

Thursday night will be mostly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm possible later on -- especially west of US-23, although we’re all at risk. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s. A south-southeast wind will move at 3 to 6 mph.

A shower or thunderstorm is possible at any point on Friday, but I suspect that more of the day will be dry than wet. Friday highs will be in the low 80s.

Rainy Saturday, dry Sunday

The weekend weather pattern is finally coming into better focus.

A warm front will cross the area Saturday morning, so a shower or thunderstorm is possible in proximity to the front, followed by a break. You’ll also notice the humidity increasing.

Then, a line of thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front diving down from the northwest. The front’s timing (during the hottest part of the day) combined with some favorable dynamics aloft mean that strong, possibly even severe, storms are possible.

The storms should be out of the area by Saturday evening, which then sets us up for a dry, but hot, Sunday. Highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

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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.