Showers, scattered storms to return in Metro Detroit -- here’s when you can expect them

Wednesday high in upper 90s; Thursday highs in low 80s

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DETROIT – A pleasant Tuesday is in the books, but changes are on the way for what looks like a very active Wednesday.


Skies are mainly clear overnight, with a few more clouds gathering before daybreak Wednesday. Temperatures during the overnight drop into the upper 60s. Dew points go up overnight, but it is still expected to be a quiet start to Wednesday.

Showers and storms are expected to return Wednesday, mainly later in the afternoon and into the evening hours. High-resolution models continue to show the most widespread activity closer to 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. and lingering through the evening, but some models have a few isolated storms in the earlier afternoon. Severe weather is a very real possibility, with the biggest concern being strong damaging winds. The hail threat is there but smaller. Flooding will be something to watch out for as some models are putting out a lot of rain falling in a short time. And while the tornado threat is smaller, it is not absent.

On top of the rain and storm chances Wednesday, another impactful weather variable will be the heat and the humidity. Highs Wednesday will be in the middle 90s, but when you factor in high humidity, it’s going to feel like it’s above 100° at times in the afternoon.


A few showers linger during the overnight Wednesday into Thursday, and then a few will be around during the day Thursday. There may even be a few rumbles of thunder as well, but no severe weather is anticipated Thursday.

Weekend forecast

Friday and Saturday are looking better but still hot. Some models hang on to a pre-dawn shower Friday and an isolated shower or two Saturday, but both days are expected to be mainly dry. More showers and storms look to return on Sunday.

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