Tracking potential for several rounds of severe storms this weekend: What to expect

Saturday highs in low 90s; Sunday highs in upper 80s

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DETROIT – After a nice day to end the work week, we are looking ahead to more rain and storms for parts of the weekend.

Skies will be mainly clear this evening and tonight, but more clouds are expected to gather before daybreak Saturday. Lows Friday night will only be near 70 degrees, with some 60s in the suburbs. While most of the night should be dry, a complex of showers and storms will be approaching as we get towards daybreak Saturday.


High-resolution models have been consistent in keeping most of the rain and storms mainly in the south zone Saturday morning, but just about everyone will have a decent chance to see a few showers and storms.

These will hang around through the morning but should exit the area by lunchtime. The afternoon Saturday looks drier and hot once again. Highs will be in the lower 90s.


A second system brings us more showers and storms overnight Saturday into Sunday, and then chances continue into the afternoon Sunday. The strongest of the storms will be in the morning hours Sunday and could be severe. The biggest threats are strong damaging winds, hail, and flooding due to isolated heavy downpours. The tornado threat looks small.

Heading into the afternoon are a few more isolated showers and storms will be possible but are not expected to be as strong, nor will they be as widespread. However, they still hold the potential to be severe once again. Highs Sunday will be in the upper 80s.

Next week forecast

Following an active weekend, we see some relief from the heat early next week. Highs Monday and Tuesday will be in the lower to middle 80s, accompanied by lower humidity.

Midweek forecast

More showers and storms look to return later Wednesday into Thursday morning of next week.

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