DETROIT – We will have a dry start to the day, but we may see a few spotty showers later today with an even greater chance for rain and thundershowers coming in later tonight and overnight. You’ll want to keep the umbrella handy, and an eye to the skies this afternoon and evening.
We will see a nice mix of sun and clouds this morning. Temperatures will try to warm quickly with a warm front moving into the southern Great Lakes.
We should see mid-70s by lunchtime and near 80 degrees for highs if that front makes it through Metro Detroit in time. Otherwise, highs will likely stay in the mid-to-upper 70s.
The storms will be firing along that warm front all afternoon and evening, so placement is everything. The Storm Prediction Center has areas south of 10 Mile Road in a “slight risk” category for severe weather today, while those north of 10 Mile Road are at a “marginal risk.”
Things should be pretty quiet before 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. today, with better storm chances coming in the late afternoon and early evening. The main concerns are storms capable of producing heavy downpours, damaging winds and hail, and the SPC says a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
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Today’s sunset is at 9:11 p.m.
We need to be on guard late tonight and overnight if the severe threat persists, because most of the computer models show showers and storms rumbling through during this time when we are most vulnerable.
The good news is: Our weather conditions will improve dramatically Tuesday morning and afternoon, bringing some sunshine back gradually. Highs climbing into the low and middle 80s with light winds ESE 5-10mph.
Record heat this week
Wednesday is another day to prepare for as we will be in the neighborhood of record heat here in Metro Detroit. Right now, it looks like we just may break the record. Look for sunshine and highs around 96F with warming winds cranking SW at 7-17 mph all day. The old record for June 15 is 95 degrees, and of course we must add in a healthy dose of humidity this Wednesday, as well, so it will even feel a few degrees warmer.
A few heat induced pop-up showers cannot be ruled out, but most of us won’t likely see anything except the thermometer on the rise. It’s never too early to start hydrating and remember to check on family or neighbors you might be concerned about.
A few showers are possible as a cold front moves through on Thursday trying to bring an end to the heat. We have a good shot at hitting 90 degrees around Metro Detroit Thursday with a few isolated showers and storms possible in the mid to late afternoon. The something special in this weather article title is this coming weekend and the weather we expect. Get ready for low 80s and sunshine Friday with upper 70s to near 80 degrees Saturday and Sunday with low humidity and tons of sun.
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