Rain-free to end the week ahead of weekend rain chances in Metro Detroit

Thursday highs to settle around 80 degrees

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Thursday morning!

What a relief outside across Metro Detroit as dry and cooler air has been pumping in all night.

Skies are mostly clear after yesterday’s showers and storms, and temperatures have become quite comfortable around 60 degrees this morning. There is some patchy fog you might need to watch out for.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:10 a.m.

We are almost halfway through this month of July, and we expect temperatures to start scorching here in SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario -- but we will not get too hot today.

Look for high temperatures to settle around 80 degrees today. A light wind moving NNE at 5-10 mph will keep our North Zone in the mid-70s with a little more cloud cover. Spotty clouds will move in from Lake Huron with that breeze, and our sunny skies will become partly cloudy through the afternoon.

There is a weak ripple or disturbance in the atmosphere that will move through the Great Lakes region later today, which would normally be a good sign of shower chances. However, the drier and cooler air closer to the surface will keep us rain-free today.

Tonight’s sunset is at 9:08 p.m.

Nice end to the week

Friday will be our third day in a row of below-average high temperatures, which would normally be in the middle 80s.

We will see a nice balance of sun and clouds to end the work week, with highs in the lower 80s, while east siders may not escape the upper 70s. Winds will move SE at 5-10 mph, drawing just slightly cooler air from the big lakes.

No wet weather is expected Friday, although a cluster of showers and storms will be just to our west, possibly clipping SW Lower Michigan.

Spectacular Saturday, rain Sunday

Saturday will be a nice day, but clouds will be on the increase. High temperatures will settle in the middle 80s with just a touch of added humidity.

Sunday looks like a better chance for showers and storms.

Clouds and rain will play a big part in temps: If we receive more showers than expected, highs may remain in the upper 70s. If we have scattered showers with some breaks, like expected, then highs will stay around the mid-80s.

More rain, 90s next week

More scattered showers are possible Monday with more mid-80s, and then temps take off to near 90 degrees or warmer on Tuesday and Wednesday. The humidity will spike, too, bringing muggy heat indices into the mid-90s.

A strong cold front will bring storms late Wednesday, and we will bring you more details as we get closer.

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