Weather: What to expect for Memorial Day on Monday in Metro Detroit

Temps in the 70s

Memorial Day should be great day for water activities with plenty of sun and warmth.

DETROIT – Welcome to Sunday, Motown.

This evening’s weather will look gorgeous and feel wonderful. Tonight will be mild with additional clouds. Memorial Day becomes hotter, and the heat is on the day after. Wet and stormy weather arrives mid-week.

Sunday night will be mild with overnight lows in the lower middle 60s.

What you need to know for Memorial Day

The weather will cooperate with parades and commemorations, especially in the morning and middle part of the day. It will be much hotter in the afternoon as pools open up. Highs will reach 90°F or even a bit more with enough sun sunshine.

Since the temperatures will soar so high, it’s important to get back into safety mode as quickly as possible. Remember to keep children and pets away from empty vehicles. Drink plenty of water and wear light, loose-fitting clothes when outdoors to stay cool and comfortable.

What to expect for the upcoming week

  • As we head back to work and back to school on Tuesday, it will be another hot one. High temperatures will reach the low 90s under mostly sunny skies. Be sure to carefully monitor children as they play outdoors for recess and at the park after school.
  • Showers and thunderstorms have a chance of returning Wednesday. It will be very warm, just not as hot with more cloud cover. Temperatures will be in the middle and low 80s.
  • After morning showers and a cold front pass on Thursday morning, the afternoon becomes partly sunny with daytime temperatures in the low and middle 70s.
  • Friday will be mostly sunny and seasonally warm, with temperatures nearing 75°F.
  • Saturday will be mostly sunny and delightful, with temperatures around 75°F.

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About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."