Beautiful end to the week before weekend rain chances in Metro Detroit

Warmer temps, more humidity for Thursday, Friday

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Thursday morning!

I hope that you were one of the lucky ones to get a free lawn watering late Wednesday, as those showers are now long gone.

Temperatures cooled nicely before sunrise. The combination of cooler temps and yesterday’s showers produced patchy fog all over SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario early this morning, so be careful.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:44 a.m.

Once that fog and haze burns off today, we will see a beautiful mid-August summer day with just a hint of added heat and humidity. We’ll still have very manageable mugginess.

Our skies will be nice and bright most of the morning and early afternoon. Scattered clouds will form and move through as high temperatures hit the middle 80s around Metro Detroit. A light breeze will move from the northwest 5-10 mph, switching to the southwest late in the day.

We will have a nice and stable area of high pressure over the Great Lakes region for the next couple of days, which will bring about a couple of classic summer days to end the work week. So make some plans to hit the beach or pool with your family and friends before those kiddos have to head back to school.

Tonight’s sunset is at 8:30 p.m.

Same formula Friday

Well ... have you made those plans yet? Friday will be another absolute beauty.

We’ll have comfortable morning lows in the upper 50s and low 60s again, making for some more of that great sleeping weather if you’re cool with keeping the windows open. Afternoon highs will warm quickly into the middle 80s, feeling a degree or three warmer, with a touch of humidity and a nice blend of sun and clouds. Many of us will need to turn that AC on at some point during the afternoon.

Rain chances this weekend

It’s another big weekend here in Metro Detroit with the Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday, and it looks pretty good and hot right now.

We do have a threat of some showers and storms, but the latest computer model data is trending toward a dry day and an active night. Look for highs in the middle to upper 80s to start the weekend, with increasing clouds in the late afternoon.

Showers and storms will be possible closer to sunset, which will be near 8:30 p.m.

We’ll have scattered rain and thundershowers overnight into early Sunday. A few showers will move through during the morning.

We should expect more numerous and more widespread showers and storms throughout the afternoon and evening on Sunday. So, make your outdoor plans this weekend for Saturday, as we will hopefully tap into some much needed rain to end the weekend.

Computer models also hint at some scattered showers on Monday and the first half of Tuesday, and we will keep you posted as we get closer.