Metro Detroit weather: Pop-up storms possible Wednesday afternoon

Wednesday highs in mid 80s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy Wednesday!

Some scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop across our region this afternoon, and may be enhanced by lake breezes. The upshot is that we’ll have a beautiful, sun-filled Pure Michigan morning.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:30 a.m.

Highs today should reach the low-to-mid 80s, with a light and variable wind.

A few pop-up thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon from the Irish Hills through northern Oakland County -- particularly for those in areas with higher terrain -- and into the Thumb, where the Lake Huron lake breeze could also trigger a few storms. More of us won’t see a drop of rain today than will, but I strongly urge you to keep a close eye on the app’s radar if you have outdoor afternoon plans.

Today’s sunset is at 8:49 p.m.

Any scattered storms will vanish between 8-9 p.m. Wednesday, with skies clearing for the rest of our night. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s with calm air.

Warm rest of the week

Thursday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with highs in the mid 80s. It will be mostly clear Thursday night, with lows in the mid 60s.

Friday will be partly cloudy, and perhaps will become mostly cloudy during the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

Friday night will be mostly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm possible. Muggier lows will be in the upper 60s.

Rain chances this weekend

We will become noticeably more humid this weekend, so there’s a shower or thunderstorm chance on both Saturday and Sunday -- but there will also be dry periods.

I’ll need another day or so to fine tune the timing of our rain chances, but I think we’ll be able to salvage part of each day at this point.

Highs will be in the mid 80s on Saturday, and in the upper 80 on Sunday. Overnight lows will be in the upper 60s to near 70 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.