Metro Detroit weather: More heat, humidity, storm threats

Thursday highs in upper 80s, will feel warmer

It’s another warm, muggy day, with a few early thunderstorms across parts of southern Lenawee and Monroe counties.

DETROIT – The only question about today is how much cloud cover we’ll have, as some remnants from thunderstorms to our south could impact the amount of sun we get. We’ll get some sunshine, for sure, but the amount of clouds will dictate just how hot we get.

Right now, I’m banking on enough of a mix that will allow high temperatures to reach the upper 80s. The humidity, of course, will make it feel warmer, like the low to mid 90s. A light and variable wind will not help much.

There’s also a thunderstorm chance this afternoon. Most computer models don’t show much activity,, but one model generates a few storms along lake breezes flowing inland.

Today’s sunset is at 8:15 p.m.

It will be partly cloudy Thursday night, with only the slight chance for a rogue shower or thunderstorm. Muggy lows will be in the low 70s.

Thunderstorm chance Friday

Friday will be partly cloudy with a better chance for some afternoon thunderstorms. A strong storm cannot be ruled out.

Humid highs will reach the mid to upper 80s.

Shower and thunderstorm chances will continue Friday night, with lows in the low 70s.

Hot, humid weekend ahead

Saturday will be partly cloudy, hot and humid, with a scattered afternoon thunderstorm possible. Highs will be in the low 90s.

It will be partly cloudy, warm and muggy Saturday night, with lows in the low to mid 70s.

Sunday will be partly cloudy, hot and humid, with scattered afternoon thunderstorms possible. Highs will be in the low 90s.

Quick tropical note

Four different long-range computer models suggest tropical development in the Caribbean, with a hurricane hitting the central Gulf Coast Sunday night or Monday. Stay tuned.

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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.