Metro Detroit weather: Dangerous heat with severe storm threat later

Wednesday highs near 90 with afternoon, evening storm chance

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Wednesday morning!

A complex of storms fizzled after crossing lower Michigan earlier this morning, with loud downpours mainly west and north of Detroit.

We are watching out for some tricky weather this Wednesday morning, and then again later this evening around Metro Detroit.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:37 a.m.

Temperatures start out in the low and mid 70s as you head out into this air you can wear.

Some of us may see a few storms forming mid-morning Wednesday, with downpours and wind gusts. Mid-morning storms will be widely scattered, if they do form at all.

We will see mostly dry conditions most of the day, with very high humidity and afternoon sun -- we will be flirting with triple digit heat indices. Yep, we are still stuck in this dangerous heat, which can cause heat illness if you’re not careful -- so check on your neighbors and friends.

Skies will be partly sunny to partly cloudy later today, with highs near 90°F feeling more like 97°F in the shade. The oppressive humidity will keep those crazy heat indices in the upper 90s today and tomorrow. That peak heat of the afternoon may spark a few storms, but most of the wicked weather will be in Wisconsin and western Michigan later this afternoon. Isolated tornadoes are possible along with damaging winds and large hail.

Our severe threat for SE lower Michigan and southern Ontario will be more in the early or mid-evening, so be on your toes. There’s heat stress and storm threats later Wednesday evening with isolated flooding downpours and rough winds. Again, isolated tornadoes are possible.

Wednesday’s sunset is at 8:39 p.m.

We have a similar set up again Thursday, but the risk of a severe storm threat is marginal.

A series of weak disturbances passing over Pure Michigan in this unstable air over Metro Detroit keeps the problems of heat and storms around one last day. Keep those eyes to the skies with highs near 90°F, feeling closer to triple digits, with hazy sunshine coming and going. Spotty morning storms are possible Thursday, but more likely in that heavy heat of the mid-afternoon.

A cold front late Thursday and early Friday will bring a few Friday showers and mid 80s to end our work week. Then, get ready for an absolute gem of a weekend with sun and comfortable low 80s.

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