Metro Detroit weather: Warm, muggy start with chance of storms tonight

Monday highs in low 80s

DETROIT – Monday will feature one last bit of warm and muggy summer-like weather. Storms tonight could be on the strong side for some.

Skies will start mostly sunny around most of Metro Detroit, with a nice, steady breeze from the south trying to warm us up. Highs will hit the lower 80s and winds will move SSE at 7-17 mph, gusting to 24 mph.

The record high for Detroit on this day is 86°F, which is possible for us to reach today. But sunny skies will fill with clouds through the afternoon and early evening, and that may be enough to filter out some sun and ruin our shot at tying or breaking a record.

Showers and storms will be working out of the Plains into the Great Lakes region later on, bringing a threat of severe weather to the Western part of the state before sunset.

Monday’s sunset is at 6:57 p.m.

Monday night showers

Showers and storms should lose their intensity as they work across the state and toward us Monday evening and late Monday night. We should see some scattered rain and thunderstorms begin after 10 p.m. or 11 p.m., and they will last through part of the overnight. We are not under any risk for severe weather as it stands now, but we will certainly let you know if that changes.

Some rain, some sunshine

A cool front is racing across Pure Michigan and will bring some cooler air for a few days. Another front that will reach us mid-week will bring showers and even cooler stuff to Metro Detroit this weekend.

Tuesday will be breezy and mostly dry after some early morning rain and thunder. Lows will stay in the low 60s, and highs will bounce back into the low 70s under partly sunny skies.

Wednesday will be bright and gorgeous, with 50s in the morning and mid 70s for highs.

Rain and thundershowers will hold off until Thursday. Highs will stay in the mid 70s Thursday before the cooler air begins to spill into our region. Thursday afternoon showers will be scattered.

Showers will become heavier and more widespread on Friday, which will be a cooler day that starts in the 50s and then reaches highs of around 70°F.

Cooler weekend

Showers will linger into the first half of Saturday, and then will dry out in the afternoon. We’ll have sunshine on Sunday.

Both weekend days will only hit the low 60s for highs.

Stay tuned.

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