Metro Detroit weather: Overnight severe storm risk increases

Wednesday highs in 80s with storm chances at night

We’re gearing up for another round of storms, but they may hold off completely during the day today. It’s late tonight and overnight that brings storm and flood concerns to southeast lower Michigan and southern Ontario.
We’re gearing up for another round of storms, but they may hold off completely during the day today. It’s late tonight and overnight that brings storm and flood concerns to southeast lower Michigan and southern Ontario.

DETROIT – We’re gearing up for another round of storms, but they may hold off completely during the day today. It’s late tonight and overnight that brings storm and flood concerns to southeast lower Michigan and southern Ontario.

UPDATE: Metro Detroit weather: Flash flood watch in effect Wednesday night, Thursday morning

Today’s sunrise was at 6:22 a.m.

We will start Wednesday with some cloud cover coming and going, but we will get into some nice sunshine at times around Metro Detroit as highs settle in the low-to-mid 80s.

The humidity will take a brief and minor step back today, with NNE winds moving at 5-12 mph pumping in slightly drier air throughout the day.

Storm chances will get more active Wednesday night and may wait until after midnight to begin firing. We do have slight and marginal risks for severe storms, too, including overnight into early Thursday -- which is concerning because many of us will be asleep. We will watch this very closely bringing updates throughout this afternoon and evening on ClickOnDetroit, our Local4Casters app and our weather segments on all editions of Local 4 News.

Wednesday’s sunset is at 8:57 p.m.

Showers could pose flood threat

Some of the showers and storms rumbling through early Thursday morning may also bring a flood threat, especially to those of you already dealing with repeated excess rainfall. And, some early morning storms may be packing a punch with damaging wind gusts along with scattered downpours. This will be the wettest stretch of this week.

Rain showers will become more scattered later in the morning and midday Thursday, fading as we head through the later afternoon. Highs will be around 82°F and cooler air will be moving in for our Friday and Saturday.

Weekend sunshine and rain

The pick day of this week is: Friday!

We will have Friday morning temps in the mid-to-upper 50s, and highs only in the mid-to-upper 70s under mostly sunny skies.

Saturday will be similar through the first half of the day, but expect an increase in clouds ahead of showers hitting Metro Detroit Saturday night and Sunday morning.

We may not see 80°F or warmer all weekend.

Most of Saturday is dry. Sunday will dry out after the morning showers with highs in the upper 70s. Late Sunday shower chances exist, but we’re keeping the afternoon dry for now.

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