Metro Detroit weather: Return of summer heat, humidity

Muggy weather expected through the week, some rain chances

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Tuesday morning!

With some Monday moisture lingering early this morning, we will see patchy fog around Metro Detroit, especially in cooler areas that saw recent rain. Temps have cooled into the low and mid 60s.

Will you need the umbrella today? Shower chances are not very high, but you might as well keep it handy for later today, and at times through the rest of the week.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:43 a.m.

Pure Michigan will see the return of summer heat and humidity today after a few pleasant days in the 70s. We will see sunshine filtered by some clouds coming and going today, and touch and go sunshine this afternoon will help boost us into the low 80s or warmer. The humidity is on the rise, too, with winds moving SSE at 5-10 mph and a heat index a couple of degrees warmer than the air temps.

More heat and humidity does lead to instability in the atmosphere, and we will see a few spotty pop-up showers in the afternoon -- including the chance for a little thunder and lightning.

Most of Metro Detroit will have better and better rain chances as we get through the middle of the week and into the weekend.

Today’s sunset is at 8:31 p.m.

Rain chances increase

There are many signs that our rain chances will increase in the middle and end of this work week.

There’s more moisture pouring in here, remnants from Tropical Storm Fred, that will be streaming into the Great Lakes from the deep south on Wednesday. There’s also a closed upper level low pressure system that will linger over Michigan for a few days, and that leads to more shower and storm development. There doesn’t appear to be any risk of severe weather this week -- although, we could see scattered, heavier showers starting Wednesday afternoon.

Highs will get into the mid 80s on Wednesday and through the weekend. Expect warm and muggy weather this week with summer storms popping in the afternoon heat. Some of those waterlogged storms will include brief downpours later Wednesday, and even more so on Thursday and Friday.

There is a cold front coming, but not until the end of the weekend, so it looks like we will have a very warm Saturday and Sunday. Get it while you can, because we head back to school before you know it.

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