Metro Detroit weather: Warmest day of the week with weekend storms in view

Highs around 80 degrees through Saturday

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Thursday morning!

It will be a beautiful morning here in Metro Detroit, with mostly clear skies and mild temps in the low-to-mid 50s. We have light winds and good visibility.

You might need a light jacket at the bus stop or on that morning walk with the dog, but we will have that summer-like feel today.

Today’s sunrise is at 6:15 a.m.

We’ll see fewer clouds in the skies today and we will have the warmest weather of the week today here in Metro Detroit.

Look for mostly sunny skies, light winds moving SSE at 5-11 mph, and highs in the low-to-middle 80s or warmer as we go through the afternoon.

There are absolutely no disturbances or disruptions in our weather pattern for today, or most of tomorrow, as we keep this warming stretch going.

A red flag warning has been issued for some northern Michigan counties Thursday due to a fire risk caused by dry and warm conditions. Learn more in the video forecast above.

Today’s sunset is at 8:45 p.m.

Some clouds Friday

We will have a few more clouds around here on Friday, but no wet weather is expected until we hit the weekend. I know, bad timing -- but it will be needed after a dry and warm week.

Some late day clouds will fill in Friday ahead of some active Saturday weather, but it will stay dry Friday with highs near 80 degrees. Mostly sunny skies will become partly sunny.

If the clouds hold off, or, at least don’t fill our skies before late afternoon, we could very well hit the low-to-mid 80s. We should plan on some cloud cover filtering our sun and holding us likely closer to 80 degrees, which is still a very nice way to end the week.

Spring showers, storms this weekend

The weekend will be our next decent shot at some spring showers and storms.

Saturday now looks to be the worst of it, with afternoon rain and thunderstorms forming with the heat of the day and the approach of a frontal boundary. There could be some gusty storms forming, and we could even see a few strong-to-severe storms forming in the mid-to-late afternoon.

Saturday highs will be in the neighborhood of 80 degrees as those storms move through.

Sunday no longer looks like the wetter of our weekend days, but there will be some scattered rain and thundershowers. Highs will stay in the mid-70s with mainly afternoon showers.

Then, we’ll cool off into next week.

Cooling off next week

Some morning rain is possible Monday and then highs will get closer to 70 degrees. Things will cool down into the upper 60s by Tuesday.

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