Metro Detroit weather: Another heat wave rolls in

Monday highs near high 80s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Monday morning!

We have a very similar weather pattern today as we did over the weekend, even though we had a cool front move through Sunday, bringing a few rain and thundershowers to Metro Detroit. So we can expect more of that pesky patchy fog this morning, and the low clouds may stick around for a while as you head out into temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Again, not much relief from the heat overnight, and we expect another very warm day and week ahead.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:49 a.m.

Morning clouds will lift between 9 a.m.-10 am., and another batch of warm and muggy air is on the way from the deep South today.

Monday high temperatures will be determined by the cloud cover in our area later today. Remnant clouds from Hurricane Henri (now a Tropical Depression) will be the big variable -- even for us hundreds of miles away from the storm. Henri will bring more flooding rains to the Northeastern United States, but it’s moving WNW inland and may spread some cloud cover our way. If we fend off the Henri clouds, we have a very good shot at 88 degrees or warmer today, but with only partly sunny skies. We will only see lower and mid 80s with winds moving WNW to WSW at 5-10 mph, and not as muggy this afternoon.

No rain is expected in SE lower Michigan and Southern Ontario on this Monday --enjoy!

Today’s sunset is at 8:21 p.m.

More heat, some rain

Most of Michigan will see highs around 90 degrees or warmer both Tuesday and Wednesday this week, and that means our skies will be more unstable.

The warm and muggies bring 90 degrees Tuesday with scattered afternoon showers and storms after 2 p.m. We are not at risk for severe weather Tuesday, but showers and storms forming in the afternoon heat will be capable of heavy downpours and lightning.

Computer model data suggests a slightly better chance for more widespread rain and thunderstorms on Wednesday, as highs again take aim at 90F and a heat index well into the mid 90s.

A cold front will blow through Metro Detroit late on Thursday, and the timing of the front will define temps that day. It looks like the cold front will arrive late enough in the day to allow a warm up to near 90 degrees again on Thursday before the front moves through.

That front will bring showers and storms to the area late Thursday and early Friday, and then temps in the lower 80s to end the work and school week.

The weekend doesn’t look rain free, but it’s too early to tell about any washouts, so stay tuned!

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