Metro Detroit weather: Hot, dry Monday ahead of rain chances

Shower chances increase through the week

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Monday morning!

After a nice boost in temperatures Sunday, we’re going to keep riding that heat wave to begin the work week.

The weather is pretty mild and warm as we get going this Monday morning, with temps in the mid 60s to low 70s. You’ll notice that it’s not very muggy this morning, and really won’t be at all today. Still. be sure to drink lots of water and use sunscreen when outside.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:21 a.m.

Monday afternoon will be our second day in a row of highs near 90 degrees, and about as comfortable as 90°F gets. With average, or even below average, humidity in the air, we will see more sunshine mixed with a few clouds during the heat of the afternoon. We really don’t need to worry about any pop-up thunderstorms firing from the heat.

The winds will be on the lighter side, moving NW in the morning and more WSW later in the day at 5-12 mph. Enjoy an absolute beauty of a summer day in Metro Detroit.

Monday’s sunset is at 8:57 p.m.

Rain chances increase

Tuesday will be another very warm day with morning lows in the mid 60s and afternoon highs in the mid 80s or warmer -- we could be pushing 90°F for the third day in a row. The one thing that may keep temps down Tuesday is high level cloud cover, which will be spreading into Michigan Tuesday afternoon ahead of our next shower chances. We could see some light rain develop with a weak disturbance rolling through central Michigan late in the afternoon and evening Tuesday, while Metro Detroit stays dry.

Wednesday will bring slightly better shower and storm chances, but not for everybody. Expect scattered showers as a stationary front sets up shop over our North Zone and may keep the rain showers confined to that area on Wednesday.

According to early model data, the wettest timeframe will be late Wednesday into early Thursday. We’ll keep shower chances around for Thursday, too, with highs in the mid 80s.

It will cool down a few degrees to end the work week with sun, clouds and mid-to-upper 70s Friday, and possibly Saturday.

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