Poor air quality Monday as dangerous heat approaches Metro Detroit

Monday is Ozone Action day with highs feeling like 90 degrees

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Monday morning!

Lingering showers are holding on in spots to begin this Monday morning, but will mostly fade around 8 a.m. A warm front has been slowly moving north over the last 24 hours, sparking a few morning rain showers -- but not everyone will get rain.

Temperatures start in the mid-to-upper 60s. It is recommended to wear light, loose fitting clothes today, especially if you work outside, as much of Southeast Michigan is under an air quality alert, or what is called an Ozone Action Day, today. Breathing conditions may be more difficult for some today.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:13 a.m.

Shower chances fade big time as we move through the afternoon hours. Skies will go from mostly cloudy to partly cloudy this afternoon, and that will allow our high temperatures to land near our climatological average in the mid-80s. It will feel closer to 90 degrees because the humidity will be on the rise.

We’ll have sunshine, light winds and dry conditions through most of our day today, which is the reason for our air quality alert. Elevated levels of ozone are the main concern, which is a chemical reaction involving the sun, heat and pollution, making it very challenging for some to breathe.

Get set to sweat over the next few days, because the air you can wear is upon us.

Tonight’s sunset is at 9:06 p.m.

Dangerous heat Tuesday, Wednesday

Tuesday will hit the next level in the heat and humidity categories, with high temps taking aim at 90 degrees or warmer. Highs will be near 90 degrees with a heat index in the middle 90s, making this a dangerous heat, especially for those who have to work out in these sizzling elements.

Skies will go from mostly sunny to partly cloudy. We can never rule out an afternoon pop up storm or two in the peak heat of the afternoon, but we are not expecting much wet weather.

The western half of Michigan is under a marginal risk for severe storms Tuesday evening and Tuesday night. The energy for these storms will wane before entering Metro Detroit.

Wednesday will be another piping hot day. We’ll have tons of humidity and highs in the low 90s, feeling a good five degrees or so warmer, bringing heat indices into the middle and upper 90s.

Make sure you’re staying cool, hydrated and listening to your body. Don’t forget to check on any neighbors, friends, or family you might be concerned about when it comes to dealing with this heat.

Severe weather possible Wednesday

There is a cold front on the way late Wednesday, and that will bring a decent storm chance our way in the afternoon and evening hours. The Storm Prediction Center has parts of Southeast Lower Michigan in a marginal risk category for severe weather Wednesday afternoon. Some strong storms will likely fire with the heat and humidity matching up with a cold front. Stay tuned!

Nicer end to the week

Thursday and Friday look fabulous with highs dipping a bit on Thursday, resting in the middle 80s. The humidity will be much more manageable to end the work week, too, but temperatures are going to try and stay at or above average all week and through this coming weekend.

Friday highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees, with just a touch of humidity and tons of sunshine.

The weekend looks pretty decent with highs of 85 to 90 degrees and a better chance for a few showers on Sunday. We’ll keep you posted as neither of the weekend days looks like a washout.

Stay tuned!

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