Storms, downpours expected Monday in Metro Detroit: What to know

Storms not expected to become severe

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Monday morning!

It’s been tough sledding for those without air conditioning, as daytime highs near 90 degrees with high humidity and muggy overnight lows in the 70s, making it uncomfortable for most. The heat and humidity have also created a very unstable atmosphere, which provided ample opportunity for batches of thunderstorms to pop at random, with the atmosphere’s high moisture content generating torrential downpours with the storms.

This general scenario will continue through our Monday, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel: A cold front will cross the area Monday evening, and that’s the front edge of a cooler, drier air mass that will be with us most of this week.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:33 a.m.

But first, ahead of the cold front, steamy highs will reach the mid-to-upper-80s with high humidity, keeping things sticky and stifling. A thunderstorm could pop up at any time.

If you have outdoor plans, you know the drill by now: Keep an eye on our weather app’s real-time radar to stay ahead of the weather.

We do not expect any severe weather today, but torrential downpours are likely, which always can cause localized flooding in urban areas where concrete cannot absorb the water like dirt can.

Winds will blow from the southwest at 10-20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph possible.

Tonight’s sunset is at 8:44 p.m.

Showers and thunderstorms end tonight, with lows in the mid-60s. Winds will shift from southwest to northwest after the cold front moves through at 8 to 13 mph.

Milder air follows the rain

It will be a mostly cloudy to start on Tuesday, then skies will become partly cloudy during the day. Highs will be near 80 degrees, and you’ll notice the lower humidity!

Tuesday night will be mostly clear with lows in the low 60s.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny with highs in the low-to-mid-80s. Another cold front will cross the area Wednesday night with a reinforcing air mass of cooler, drier air. A shower is possible overnight. Lows will be in the low-to-mid-60s.

It will become partly cloudy on Thursday, with highs near 80 degrees. Thursday night will be mostly clear, with lows in the ... are you ready for this? ... mid-to-upper 50s!

Picture perfect weekend?

Then, we’ll hit a stretch that, right now, looks like a picture perfect Friday through Sunday period. Skies look to be mostly sunny and we’ll have comfortable humidity. Highs will be in the upper 70s on Friday, near 80 degrees Saturday, and in the low 80s on Sunday. Overnight lows should remain comfy.

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About the Author:

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.