Metro Detroit weather: Better bet for storms today

Wednesday highs in low 80s with afternoon, evening storm chance

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Wednesday morning!

We’re getting started with more patchy fog around Metro Detroit, which may slow down your commute early on. The thickest fog, as per usual, is in our more rural areas through about 8 or 9 a.m., where visibility could get down to less than a quarter mile at times.

Temps are in the mid-to-upper 60s, which is a few degrees warmer than it’s been all week. Conditions are warm and muggy but dry this morning, meaning nothing falling from the skies just yet -- but the humidity is still on the rise. It’s a good idea to keep those umbrellas handy for the next couple afternoons.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:44 a.m.

We don’t expect much sunshine this Wednesday. Highs will still make it into the lower 80s under mostly cloudy skies. If you get an hour or two of some clearing this afternoon, highs may shoot up a few degrees and the humidity will keep climbing, as our air is becoming very uncomfortable once again.

Shower chances are less likely Wednesday morning, but more likely later in the afternoon and evening. We don’t expect anything severe, but let’s not take any weather for granted based on the summer storms we’ve already seen in SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario.

Remnant moisture from Tropical Storm Fred will move in here, and there’s an area of unstable air hovering over Michigan today through Friday due to a blocking pattern on the east coast. That means our storm chances remain solid. Some thunderstorms will carry heavy rainfall, and we may see a water loaded storm or two capable of some gusty winds.

Wednesday’s sunset is at 8:29 p.m.

More rain chances

Thursday will be warm and muggy with a little more sunshine and afternoon rain and thunderstorms scattered in the peak heat of the day. Again, the Storm Prediction Center has not put us in any severe risk category, which is at least some good news. We’ll keep our eyes on these potentially stormy days ahead in case any serious weather threats become elevated.

Thursday Highs will hit the mid 80s, and we could start seeing heat indices well into the 90s, so take it easy and check on your neighbors.

Friday looks nice and warm with more and more sunshine and a reduced storm threat. An isolated storm or two may pop in the Friday afternoon heat, which could hit the mid-to-upper 80s.

Warm weekend with some more rain

Saturday looks very similar, with mid-to-upper 80s feeling much warmer, and a nice mix of sun and clouds with only an isolated pop-up rain chance.

Sunday showers are more likely with a weak cool front moving through, but don’t expect a washout.

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