Poor air quality, severe storm chances Monday in Metro Detroit

Region under ‘slight risk’ for severe weather Monday evening, overnight

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Monday afternoon!

The Metro Detroit area is under an air quality alert all day today from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

This is the same as an Ozone Action Day, and it means that there will be elevated levels of ozone in the air making it hard for some to breathe. It’s a chemical combination of hot air, some sun and pollution near the surface.

Other than that, today will be a nice and warm day with partly cloudy to partly sunny skies, and highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. The winds will help us warm, moving from the SW at 7-17 mph, gusting to 25-30 mph from time to time.

The warmer air will meet a cold front tonight, bringing a threat for showers and storms, and a severe weather concern.

Today’s sunset is at 9:10 p.m.

Severe weather concern tonight

The Storm Prediction Center put all of Southeast Michigan in a slight and marginal risk category for severe weather late this evening and tonight. A “slight risk” is a two on a scale of one to five, so there is a decent threat for severe storms.

Clusters of storms may form and be capable of damaging winds and hail.

We will keep you posted all day on Local 4 News, ClickOnDetroit and your Local4Casters weather app.

This storm threat should also include our friends and family in Southern Ontario, with a complete area storm threat between 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Expect a few lingering showers until sunrise Tuesday, but most of the heavier showers and stronger storms will stay just south of us.

Weather clears up

Tuesday afternoon will clear out with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 80s. The humidity will also be going down after Monday night’s cold front, so we’ll get nice and comfy for a few days.

Wednesday will be a nice day with morning sunshine and a partly sunny afternoon. Highs will be near 80F. Some of our computer models bring in a few scattered showers and storms with another cool front moving through on Wednesday. We should expect a few showers in the afternoon.

Thursday and Friday will bring the brightest and safest days of the week with morning lows in the upper 50s, and highs 80-85 degrees.

There’s warmer and more humid air expected for the weekend as we head back into the middle and upper 80s. Right now, there’s a slight chance for showers Saturday, and a better bet for some wet weather on Sunday. Stay tuned.

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