DETROIT – Good Tuesday afternoon!
High temps will hit 91 degrees today. Our record high on this last day of May is 95 degrees, so we will likely fall just short for the second day in a row. The humidity is rising, though, and making it feel a degree or three warmer than it is.
The warming winds will begin to crank at times today, moving SW at 7-15 mph, gusting to 20-25 mph at times. Our skies over SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario will go from mostly sunny to partly cloudy by the late afternoon and evening without any threat of wet weather … yet.
There is a chance for scattered severe storms in Wisconsin, Illinois and Western Michigan through the late afternoon and evening. So, the showers and storms forming to our west will spread just a little bit of cloud cover our way later in the day, but we’ll stay dry.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed Southeast Michigan in a “slight risk” category for severe weather, too. But there’s a good chance it will be too late in the day for that as we lose the heat ahead of a cold front.
We certainly could see some showers and storms late tonight and overnight into Wednesday, but the odds for storms with damaging wind and hail will keep going down the later and more stable we get. We will keep you informed today and especially tonight for any changes.
Today’s sunset is at 9:02 p.m.
Possible rain Wednesday morning
A cold front is moving our way late, late Tuesday into Wednesday morning, and that will be the spark for a few showers around Metro Detroit -- especially on Wednesday morning. Most of the moisture with this front will be fading in the overnight hours, leaving very little for us.
We’ll remain fairly dry for the next 7-10 days around here, and we need to squeeze out every drop of rain we can from Mother Nature. Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll only have spotty, light shower chances during the morning hours Wednesday, so don’t expect much rainfall.
Cooler air will slowly follow our Wednesday morning cold front, and highs will settle in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees with partly sunny skies through the afternoon.
Slight rain chances again Thursday
Thursday will be one to watch for a shot at wet weather, which is a new addition from the computer models this morning. The chances are not great for a widespread free lawn watering, but a weak disturbance will cross the Great Lakes Thursday bringing a few showers.
We will see Metro Detroit morning lows in the upper 40s to low and mid-50s as we get going. Afternoon highs will settle in the low-to-mid 70s under partly sunny skies.
Dry weekend for Detroit Grand Prix
Friday looks fabulous with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the middle to upper 70s as the Detroit Grand Prix gets going over on Belle Isle. We should stay dry all the way through the weekend with a shower chance possible late Sunday.
The Detroit Grand Prix weekend is looking good with mid-70s Saturday under partly cloudy to partly sunny skies, and Sunday will be closer to 80 degrees and dry until the evening hours.
Any Sunday and Monday storm chances are also weak and not to be trusted yet. We will need to water our grass and garden with the hose this week as Mother Nature looks to be more active at times next week. We will keep you posted on any updates or changes coming for this big race weekend in Metro Detroit.
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