Metro Detroit weather: Sunny and humid Saturday

Highs in the 80s

Sunday starts mostly sunny, warm and muggy. Then a weak front approaches during the afternoon, which will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms. Not everybody will see one, but I expect better coverage and heavier downpours than we’ve seen in recent days -- keep a close eye to the sky (and our app).
Sunday starts mostly sunny, warm and muggy. Then a weak front approaches during the afternoon, which will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms. Not everybody will see one, but I expect better coverage and heavier downpours than we’ve seen in recent days -- keep a close eye to the sky (and our app).

DETROIT – It has been a gradual process, but our temperatures have crept upward this week, and so have our dew point temperatures.

The upshot of this is that it has felt progressively warmer and stickier through the week.

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Temperatures will gradually fall into the mid 70s by late evening. For those simply trying to sleep tonight, it’ll be tough sledding if you don’t have air conditioning, as lows only drop into the upper 60s to near 70 degrees (20 to 21 degrees Celsius).

Sunday starts mostly sunny, warm and muggy. Then a weak front approaches during the afternoon, which will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms. Not everybody will see one, but I expect better coverage and heavier downpours than we’ve seen in recent days -- keep a close eye to the sky (and our app) if you’ll be at the FireKeepers Casino 400 NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. Highs once again in the upper 80s, and the humidity will be a tad higher than on Sunday, so it’ll feel even more uncomfortable.

The front passes by Sunday evening, taking the rain threat with it. Lows in the upper 60s (20 degrees Celsius).

The Week Ahead

We stay hot through Wednesday, with highs near 90 degrees (32 degrees Celsius) all three days. There may be a temporary alleviating of the humidity on Monday but, even if that does materialize, it comes roaring back Tuesday and Wednesday.

Monday and Tuesday look dry, and then there’s a better thunderstorm chance Wednesday into Thursday night. Relief from the heat and humidity finally arrives by the end of the week following passage of a “real” cold front.

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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.