Metro Detroit weather: Summer warmth and sunshine

Friday highs in the mid 70s

Friday afternoon will be mostly sunny and warmer. Jackets can be traded in for t-shirts after lunchtime. Highs will reach seasonable averages: in the middle 70s.

DETROIT – Friday afternoon will be mostly sunny and warmer. Jackets can be traded in for t-shirts after lunchtime. Highs will reach seasonable averages: in the middle 70s.

The Friday evening sky will be a photographer’s or painter’s dream. It will be mostly clear and mild with temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s.

Today’s sunset is at 7:51 p.m.

Friday night will be clear and cool. Overnight lows will be in the 50s.

Warming up this weekend

Saturday will be mostly sunny and much warmer. Afternoon temps will be 10 degrees higher than where they were twenty-four hours earlier. Remember to drink plenty of water and stay cool when outdoors for an extended period of time, even if it’s sitting in the stands of the Wayne State University or Central Michigan University football games in the afternoon, or the Michigan football game in the evening. Highs will be near 85 degrees.

Sunday will be even hotter. It will be mostly sunny with daytime temperatures soaring to the upper 80s. The record high on this day is 96 degrees from 1952. Although we will not be near record territory, it is still important to make sure everyone remains cool, healthy and safe. Keep children and pets away from empty vehicles.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible Sunday evening and Sunday night.

Warm week ahead, too

Any wet weather will be gone by daybreak on Monday. The day will be mostly sunny and warm. Highs will be near 80 degrees or just a bit higher.

Tuesday will be steamy, again, with sunshine and clouds and the mercury returning to the middle and upper 80s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible.

Yom Kippur, Wednesday will be warm with a chance of showers, too. It will be partly sunny with highs in the low and middle 80s.

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