Metro Detroit weather: Nice summer day with small rain chance

Mostly dry Wednesday with highs in 80s

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

DETROITGood Thursday morning!

Aside from a small handful of showers that popped up Wednesday afternoon, most of us enjoyed another fine Pure Michigan summer day, and we’ll do it all over again today -- though we still have a small shower chance.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:31 a.m.

Highs today will reach the mid 80s. A very light wind from the south moving at 3-6 mph means that, once again, lake breezes will develop, so it’ll be a little cooler near lakes Erie, St. Clair and Huron. If you are heading out early this morning, be aware of a few patches of denser fog -- but that will burn off by 10 a.m.

Today’s sunset is at 8:47 p.m.

It will become mostly clear Thursday night, with lows in the mid 60s … still relatively comfortable sleeping weather.

Cloudy Friday

Friday will be partly cloudy to start, then perhaps will become mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s, and I cannot rule out an evening shower or thunderstorm.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Friday night, with lows creeping into the upper 60s -- indicative of increasing humidity.

Humid, maybe rainy, weekend

You’ll definitely notice the humidity’s return this weekend, which also means a more unstable atmosphere.

At this point, I think there’s a better chance to see scattered showers and thunderstorms pop up Saturday than on Sunday. In fact, it’s possible that most of us will have a dry day on Sunday.

Highs Saturday will reach the mid 80s, then rise into the upper 80s on Sunday.

If you don’t have air conditioning, get ready for some suffering, as we should stay in the tropical air mass well into next week: Highs will be near, or even a little above, 90 degrees through Wednesday, with overnight lows in the low 70s.

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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.