Breaking down weekend rain chances in Metro Detroit, next heat wave coming

Saturday highs in upper 70s, Sunday highs in lower 80s

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DETROIT – After a few showers, even a couple of rumbles of thunder earlier today, we are looking forward to what should be a quiet night. Skies go mostly clear overnight as temperatures drop into the lower to middle 50s.

Weekend rain chances

The weekend features rain chances on both days, but each day we’re counting on some dry time. Saturday chances look best later in the afternoon and evening, mainly in the north zone. So a good chunk of us stays dry for the vast majority of the day. Overnight Saturday into early Sunday morning comes the best chance for showers. We will see rain moving through during the overnight period. Even a few showers linger into early Sunday. The afternoon Sunday is still a bit of a question mark, as some models are squeezing out a few showers. If this does play out, these will be few and far between.

Next week

Looking ahead, there are two more systems looking to impact us next week. The first arrives late Monday into early Tuesday. The second comes later Thursday into early Friday morning. Both of these systems bring us a decent chance for showers and storms.

The bigger story next week is the heat returning. We’ll start the week off in the lower 80s, but by Wednesday, we’re cranking the temperature up closer to the middle 90s. We’ll even be close to a record high come Wednesday, as the current record sits at 95 degrees, set back in 1988!

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