Drying out Tuesday, then dangerous heat heads for Metro Detroit

Region under excessive heat watch Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITWelcome to Tuesday!

We are seeing the end of the showers and storms after some soakers rolled through Metro Detroit late Monday and early this morning.

Temperatures are in the low-to-middle 60s with expectations of a nice warm up throughout the day today. The radar shows that we are drying out, but we cannot rule out some spotty spit and drizzle leaking from the clouds that have remained in the wake of the showers and storms.

Today’s sunrise was at 5:56 a.m.

The rain showers are moving out, but the clouds will remain for a little while before we see a gradual clearing into the late morning and afternoon. Most of Metro Detroit will see high temperatures in the middle 80s with a few spots hitting the upper 80s. Those close to the big waters on the east side may only warm into the low 80s due to winds moving from the ESE at 5-10 mph.

The humidity will start to become more noticeable this afternoon as the sun begins to dominate the skies. It will feel a degree or three warmer as a result.

It’s a good idea to start hydrating with plenty of water the next couple of days to reduce problems this heat will bring to all of SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario.

Today’s sunset is at 9:11 p.m.

Dangerous heat Wednesday

Get ready for some dangerous heat Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has placed Metro Detroit under an excessive heat watch starting Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. This means the heat and humidity combined will not only help highs reach record levels in the mid-to-upper 90s, but it will feel like 105 degrees or warmer at times. This can lead to heat-related illness very quickly, so be diligent about your children, pets and loved ones.

It’s all about hydration and shade for anyone who must work or play outdoors on Wednesday.

Hot Thursday with rain

There is a cold front moving through SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario Thursday morning, and that will bring a line of showers and storms through our area likely before the sun rises. That front will eventually cool things down, but it will happen slowly -- which means we still have a good shot at seeing 90 degrees on Thursday after those scattered morning rain and thundershowers.

Thursday afternoon will bring a nice sun and cloud mixture. The humidity will become much more comfortable throughout the day and into the Father’s Day weekend.

Beautiful Father’s Day weekend

The weather we expect for this weekend really couldn’t be any better.

We will see low 80s with sunshine on Friday here in Metro Detroit. Another weak cool front will move through the Great Lakes without any consequences other than a slight cool down.

Highs on Saturday will hit the mid-to-upper 70s under a mostly sunny sky all day.

Father’s Day should bring our highs back into the range of 80 degrees with a gorgeous sky and overall weather conditions.

We will see a few rain and thundershowers on Monday morning as we head back to work, but not an all-day deal as afternoon sunshine brings Metro Detroit highs into the mid-80s.

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