Metro Detroit weather update: July 23, 2021 afternoon, evening forecast

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DETROIT – Here is the Metro Detroit weather forecast update for July 23, 2021 afternoon and evening.

Local forecast

Shower chances today

  • Morning cluster of showers are out of the area, but there are still a few showers.
  • Chances will stick with us most of today, but we’re not expecting anything widespread, nor anything severe.

Showers/storms Saturday

  • Storm Prediction Center has upgraded the risk for tomorrow -- we’re now under a Slight Risk for severe weather. (Level 2 of 5).
  • Potentially three rounds, but the afternoon round is what concerns us most.
  • Round 1: In the morning a warm front moves through the area west to east. This will trigger a few showers/storms. Most of this action will be to our east, but those at I-75 and east are in the best area to see these.
  • Round 2: Showers and storms COULD develop to our northwest and move into SE MI. Confidence with this round is growing, but still not a certainty. IF this round does develop, this will be our biggest threat for strong to severe storms.
  • Round 3: A weak line of showers, maybe a few storms will try to move through closer to midnight. This round is very dependent on Round 2. (If Round 2 doesn’t happen, Round 3 will be stronger).
  • The biggest threat Saturday will be strong damaging winds. Flooding may again be a concern along with hail.

Heat returning

  • Highs get back to near 90 degrees Sunday through Tuesday.
  • Humidity also starts to rise for the middle of next week after a break Sunday and Monday.

Other weather headlines

Olympics weather

  • We’ll touch on the weather for the Olympics during todays shows.
  • HEADS UP: Tropical Storm Nepartak has formed in the west Pacific and looks to hit Japan on Tuesday of next week.

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