Metro Detroit weather: Warm, cloudy Friday with late rain chance

Heat, humidity heading our way this weekend

A scattered shower or thunderstorm is possible Friday night, and you’ll notice the humidity starting to increase with overnight lows only in the upper 60s. A southwest wind will blow at 3-6 mph.
A scattered shower or thunderstorm is possible Friday night, and you’ll notice the humidity starting to increase with overnight lows only in the upper 60s. A southwest wind will blow at 3-6 mph.

DETROITHappy Friday!

The promised week of great summer weather sure didn’t disappoint, and we’ll end the work week with another fine day.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:32 a.m.

While most of us should remain dry today, a couple of showers or thunderstorms could make it as far east as Ingham and Jackson counties by early evening.

Friday highs will once again reach the mid 80s but, with dewpoints holding in the low 60s, it won’t be a steamy heat. A south wind will move at 5-10 mph.

Today’s sunset is at 8:46 p.m.

A scattered shower or thunderstorm is possible Friday night, and you’ll notice the humidity starting to increase with overnight lows only in the upper 60s. A southwest wind will blow at 3-6 mph.

Steamy weekend with some rain

Saturday could potentially start dry for most of us, but showers and thunderstorms will pop up in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s, but will feel even warmer than on Friday due to the increasing humidity.

Showers and storms will end Saturday evening. Steamy lows will be near 70 degrees.

Sunday will be a partly cloudy, hot and steamy day, with highs near 90 degrees. I think most of us will get by with a dry day, but keep in mind that when it’s this hot and humid, even a lake breeze could kick up a stray thunderstorm -- so just keep an eye on the radar on our free Local4Casters weather app just in case.

Hot, stormy week ahead

The hot, humid weather will stick around for most of next week; we’ll perhaps get some relief by next Friday.

Highs next week will be near 90 degrees and lows will be in the low 70s -- meaning it’ll be a tough week for those without air conditioning.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible each day, but I’m most concerned about those that will develop Monday afternoon or evening, as those could be strong with torrential downpours.

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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.