Metro Detroit weather: Added humidity brings instability, storm threats

Storm risk Tuesday afternoon with highs in upper 80s

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

DETROITGood Tuesday morning!

Most of Metro Detroit is waking up to warm temps, and there’s a little different feel in the air as you head out this Tuesday morning.

Temperatures are in the low-to-mid 60s in the suburbs, to near 70°F closer to downtown Detroit this morning, and the humidity is on the rise, creating that muggy air you can wear. Get ready to sweat a little more today. Morning rain and thunder has been feeding in from the north and will primarily impact our North Zone this morning. These should be just garden variety rain and thundershowers to get the day going.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:22 a.m.

The risk for storms later Tuesday will likely hit parts of our North and northern West Zones with the peak heating of the afternoon, and that includes the Flint and Lapeer areas and those north into the Thumb.

There is a marginal risk for severe storms Tuesday afternoon and/or evening for just about all of Metro Detroit, with the exception of our South Zone.

There’s a stationary front becoming a cool front on the move through the day, and that will determine where the storms fire. It looks like most of us south of I-69 will only see an increase in humidity and clouds, and only an isolated shower or storm later this afternoon.

High temps will be shy of 90 degrees due to increased cloud cover, but you can expect mid-to-upper 80s that feel warmer due to that boost in humidity. West winds will move at 5-10 mph.

Keep an eye to the skies later because any storms forming will be capable of damaging wind, hail and downpours with lightning.

Tuesday’s sunset is at 8:58 p.m.

Severe storm risk approaches

Wednesday and Thursday will present some problems for many of us around Metro Detroit with a risk for severe storms and more potentially heavy rains.

Wednesday’s weather will be tranquil most of the day, with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 80s. But, yet again, the afternoon and evening will bring a more widespread marginal risk for severe storms covering all of Metro Detroit. Our West Zone will be in a higher level, at slight risk, Wednesday afternoon.

The biggest threats the next couple of days will be wind damage produced by any storms racing through here.

Thursday morning will likely be the wettest part of the week, with showers capable of creating more flooding woes for those dealing with an overabundance of rain lately. We’ll keep an eye on those rains Thursday morning and afternoon, and they should clear by about 3-4 p.m.

More showers possible this weekend

Cooler air will move in to end our work week with sun, clouds and mid-to-upper 70s on Friday and Saturday.

More showers are possible late Saturday into early Sunday, so stay tuned.

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