Heating up Friday, then we’re tracking weekend rain chances in Metro Detroit

Dry Friday with muggier highs in the upper 80s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy Friday!

We expect to warm up nicely today. Temperatures start in the middle and upper 50s under mostly clear skies.

Watch out for that pesky patchy fog, which has presented itself again today, reducing visibility in spots as you hit the road early.

A warm front is working over our area, setting us up for a nice little warm up around Pure Michigan today.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:14 a.m.

There will be an increase in clouds at times today, and yet our high temperatures should still sail into the lower 80s. It will be even warmer if we can get those clouds to break for a while this afternoon.

The warm front ensures a warming breeze, moving SSW at 5-10 mph, while warmer air keeps pumping into SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario all day and all weekend. There will be no threat for wet weather today or tonight, which means we are good to go for your high school football games.

Tonight’s sunset is at 7:41 p.m.

More heat this weekend

Get ready to sweat a little this weekend, as well-above average temps will rule the weather headlines.

Saturday will be a nice blend of sun and clouds, with breezes picking up SW at 5-15 mph, gusting to 20-25 mph. High temperatures will hit the middle-to-upper 80s with slightly muggier air, so no overdoing it out there.

We have the North American International Auto Show both indoors and outdoors in Downtown Detroit, along with the big game at the Big House in Ann Arbor. Just don’t forget the sunscreen and to stay hydrated, and we will soak up one heck of a last weekend of summer.

Rain chances Sunday night

Sunday will be a very similar kind of day when it comes to the heat, but we will see a few more clouds, as an area of showers and storms comes a little closer just to our west and north.

Highs should still hit the mid-80s, at least, after a morning in the 60s and 70s for those tailgating at the Lions game. We will get through our daylight hours dry, with shower chances increasing after 8 p.m.

We should expect scattered showers late Sunday and overnight into early Monday morning.

Monday morning showers should start to fade before noon, allowing us to get through most of the day on the dry side. Skies will go from overcast to partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s.

Once again, it will be slightly warmer if those clouds break earlier in the afternoon.

Right now, it looks dry and warm on Tuesday and Wednesday, with showers possible again on Thursday. That is when fall officially begins, as we hit the Autumnal Equinox Thursday at 9:04 p.m. It may be a showery start to the new season.

It’s early, but the computer models are showing showers and storms later on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which we will be keeping a close eye on as the auto show continues all of next week.

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