Tracking rain, heat on tap for second half of the week in Metro Detroit

Comfortable Tuesday ahead of rain, mini heat wave

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Tuesday morning!

It is a windows open kind of morning, with clear skies and cooler temperatures in the upper 40s to low and mid 50s. The record low temperature in Detroit is 49 degrees on this date, and it will be a close call -- but no new record low is expected.

It’s been comfortable sleeping weather for sure, and a refreshing start to the day. I think we will all like what is coming the rest of today as we gradually begin to warm again.

Today’s sunrise was at 5:59 a.m.

Our skies will be filled with tons of sunshine and brilliant blue tones all day with a warmer and lighter breeze than yesterday.

A little warm front is moving across Pure Michigan from south to north today, so high temps should hit 80 degrees in all 4 Zones. Humidity will be remarkably low. Light winds will move SW at 5-10 mph.

We will be in for one heck of a sunset this evening as a few more clouds begin to roll in here late in the day, creating a thing of beauty as that sun goes down. These clouds may also lead to a few showers overnight and/or early Wednesday.

Today’s sunset is at 9:14 p.m.

Wednesday morning rain

A stream of rain showers with an isolated rumble of thunder will move through Metro Detroit from the north and west early Wednesday morning after 2 a.m. Those scattered rain and isolated thundershowers will push mostly through our area by 8 a.m.

We could really use the rain. We are in a typical dry stretch during the summer months, and even Wednesday’s showers won’t hit us for long enough to make a huge difference. So, we’ll need to keep self-watering to avoid that brown look to the lawn.

Wednesday afternoon will bring a return of sunshine and highs into the low and middle 80s.

Heat picks up

Thursday will be the start of a mini heatwave in the range of 90 degrees or warmer.

Thursday highs will hit the upper 80s to low 90s, feeling a degree or three warmer with a bit more humidity. We’ll have a great mix of sun and clouds.

Rain chances Friday, Saturday

Friday will be warm and steamy with our best chance for wet weather all week. Look for highs in the low 90s feeling like mid-to-upper 90s and scattered rain and thunderstorms in the mid-to-late afternoon.

Rain chances increase Friday evening through Saturday morning.

Most of the weekend ahead looks dry for us here in Metro Detroit other than some morning showers Saturday. Those showers will clear out and our skies will rebound nicely with plenty of mid-to-late afternoon sunshine and highs in the mid-80s.

Sunday will be a classic summer day with mid-80s, hazy sunshine and just enough humidity to keep things uncomfortable. It’s early, but so far the Fourth of July Monday looks dry with more sunshine and mid-80s.

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