DETROIT – Good Friday afternoon, Metro Detroit!
Our Friday should be the pick day of the week as we take aim at another day with highs of 90 degrees. It’s as comfortable as 90 degrees can be, with the humidity slowly decreasing all day today. Winds will move WNW at 5-15 mph.
The skies over SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario will go from partly cloudy to mostly sunny, or just plain sunny. It’s obviously still hot, which means lots of water and sunscreen, but it will be absolutely perfect to do just about anything outdoors today. Go play a round of golf, head over to your favorite park or just take a little stroll by your favorite little creek.
Tonight’s sunset is at 9:02 p.m.
Rain possible Saturday, but timing unclear
Saturday is a tricky day to forecast, because some signs are pointing to a very warm and muggy, classic, late July kind of day. Other computer model data is throwing a warm front over Metro Detroit that would bring scattered rain and thunderstorms.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Pure Michigan in a marginal risk category for severe storms Saturday. The timing of the warm front will be the main factor in the forecast, because if it drags across our area during the peak heating of the afternoon, we could see some strong-to-severe storm cells developing. This does not look at all like a sure bet, and I would keep your plans in place for now.
Highs will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s, and will feel closer to triple digits. Fear not, the heat wave is about to come crashing down. There are more showers and storms likely overnight into Sunday, which we will need to keep a close eye on.
Sunday looks like the wetter weekend day here in the D.
Rain more likely Sunday
Rain and thundershowers will greet many of us heading out early on Sunday, with some spotty breaks in the action in the late morning and early afternoon. A cold front is on its way, and will spark more scattered rain and thundershowers in the later afternoon and evening.
Once again, the Storm Prediction Center has us in a marginal risk category for severe storms Sunday.
Highs will land between the mid-80s and 90 degrees, and it will be super muggy during rain breaks. Cooler air will be funneling in as we head into next week.
Cooling down some
Monday and Tuesday are days to look forward to for those who don’t love this stretch of hot weather. We will see plenty of sunshine with highs in the low 80s after more comfy sleeping weather in the 50s and 60s.
Another shower chance arrives on Wednesday, which we will watch closely, as the Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA event will be played at the Detroit Golf Club starting on Thursday. We will keep you posted.
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