Metro Detroit weather: Severe storm chance returns Tuesday afternoon

Damaging winds, large hail main threats with afternoon storms

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DETROIT – Trouble comes from a very unstable sky due to the heat and a cold front headed for Metro Detroit later this afternoon and evening.

The Storm Prediction Center has all of Metro Detroit in a “slight risk” category for severe storms during the late afternoon into the evening hours. So, it’s eyes to the skies after 3 p.m. or 4 p.m., with the possibility of storms producing damaging winds and large hail, in addition to isolated gushing downpours.

Some signs of wind shear means that an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, as a strong line of storms moves through from the northwest to the southeast.

Today’s sunset is at 7:44 p.m.

Drying off, staying warm

Showers and storms will linger into Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. But, scattered showers will taper off during the morning hours Wednesday, and we will get back into a nice balance of clouds and sun, with highs in the mid 70s.

The humidity will take a very brief break midweek, and then it’s back into full summer mode for this last week and weekend of summer. The Autumnal Equinox, or official start of fall, kicks off at 3:20 p.m. next Wednesday, September 22.

We will be getting back into the 80s on Thursday or Friday and into your weekend.

Thursday looks tranquil, but computer model data is split on partly sunny skies versus mostly sunny skies, and that will have an impact on our high temps. Right now, partly sunny skies look like they will become partly cloudy on Thursday, with highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday all look very warm and bright with highs in the mid 80s.

We may see some showers and storms early next week, and we’ll keep you posted as we get closer.

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