Metro Detroit weather: Summery Friday, then weekend storm chances

Friday highs in low 80s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy Friday!

If you’ve enjoyed the weather the past few days, then you’ll love our Finally Friday, as Brandon affectionally calls it.

Today’s sunrise is at 6:14 a.m.

We’ll have plenty of sunshine today, along with pretty high, thin cirrus clouds. Warm temperatures continue today, as highs soar into the low 80s. Wind from the south-southeast will move at 5-10 mph, and will once again keep our eastside lakeshore locations cooler.

Today’s sunset is at 8:46 p.m.

It will be partly cloudy tonight, with mild lows once again near 60 degrees.

Rain Saturday afternoon

Saturday morning looks like it will be dry for most of us, so that’ll be a good time for yard work, some golf or just a walk with the dog.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will pop up in the afternoon, but more of us probably won’t see one than will -- initially. Chances increase, however, as we head into the late afternoon and early evening hours as a cold front approaches. Keep a close eye on the Local4Casters weather app’s real-time radar to monitor any storms that fire up.

Highs Saturday should get to 80 degrees again, and you’ll notice the humidity coming up a bit, as well.

Once the Saturday evening showers and storms end, we’ll be dry and quiet for the rest of our Saturday night. Lows will be near 60 degrees.

More rain Sunday

Sunday looks pretty similar to Saturday: We’ll be dry and pleasant in the morning, but a secondary cold front will cross the area during the afternoon and generate more scattered showers and thunderstorms.

The key to Sunday is the cold front’s timing. If it comes through around lunchtime or in the evening, then we probably won’t see too much come with it. However, if it comes through during the warmest part of the day, then that extra instability combined with better dynamics aloft could produce some stronger storms. Again, keep an eye on our app’s real-time radar to stay ahead of the weather.

Highs Sunday will, again, be near 80 degrees.

Next week

Temperatures will return much closer to average next week, with highs only in the 60s Tuesday and Wednesday before another warming trend commences. We could see more 80s by next weekend!

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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.