Tracking severe weather threat Monday in Metro Detroit: What to know

Flood Watch takes effect overnight

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITWelcome to Monday!

It’s a mild Monday morning around Metro Detroit, with temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s and dry conditions.

We are dealing with mostly cloudy skies early this morning. But rain showers are streaming west to east across Central Michigan, and even north of our North Zone, so we’re all dry.

We will see a little bit of sunshine trying to sneak through these clouds, and that will help us warm later in the day. Today may be the warmest day of the week, but a storm threat is looming.

We will get through the early morning and the morning commute without any weather issues around us here in SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario.

Today’s sunrise was at 5:58 a.m.

Look for those morning temps in the lower 60s to quickly shoot into the lower 80s through the morning and early afternoon. A warm front races south to north through our area this morning.

The humidity will be creeping up today, too, making the low 80s feel a couple of degrees warmer. It will be muggy, yes, but not deep dog days of summer type stuff. Skies will be partly sunny at best through the mid-to-late afternoon.

All of that moisture moving through the middle and north part of our state will start to fold down into Metro Detroit later in the afternoon and evening.

Storms this afternoon

Look for rain and thundershowers to start sneaking into our North and West Zones by 3 p.m., and then into the rest of Metro Detroit after 3 p.m.

The stronger storm cells that will bring gushing rain will strike between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Some of these storms will have dangerous lightning with downpours, creating a risk of flash flooding.

We could also see some storm cells causing damaging winds as the Storm Prediction Center has all of Metro Detroit in a marginal risk for severe weather today through the late afternoon and evening hours.

A Flood Watch is in effect Monday night through Tuesday morning for Southeast Michigan.

Today’s sunset is at 9:07 p.m.

The stronger showers and storms will begin to fade before midnight, but there will be more moisture filling in from the south through the overnight tonight.

Some rain chances Tuesday, Wednesday

The threat for wet weather could certainly cause issues for this evening’s commute, as well as a slow and wet drive tomorrow morning. We will see some breaks in the rain action as the sun rises Tuesday, but we do have scattered thundershower chances until about 1 p.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow, and then slightly cooler and drier air moves into Metro Detroit.

That means tomorrow afternoon will become partly sunny and dry with highs in the middle 70s and winds moving WNW at 5-15 mph.

Wednesday will be middle of the road kind of day in the middle of this week.

Middle 50s early to middle 70s for highs and a few scattered rain showers possible in the afternoon, but don’t cancel any of your outdoor plans as it doesn’t look to be real widespread or long lasting.

Rain chances last through the week

Skies will stay partly sunny Thursday with that familiar feel of mid-50s to mid-70s. We will be tracking rain showers mainly over Northern Lower Michigan, but we may see a few pop-up showers during the afternoon. We will keep you posted as we get closer.

Both Friday and Saturday will keep that same exact pattern going as we loom in the mid-50s to mid-70s.

A rain maker will move just south of us Friday, but may spread some moisture into our South Zone and southern Metro Zone, though most of the area stays dry. The weekend ahead does look pretty nice with a slight chance for showers Saturday, but a dry and bright Sunday in the middle 70s.

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