4Warn Weather – Welcome to the unofficial start to the summer season! It’ll be a hot one.
While the summer solstice isn’t until June 21, meteorological summer beings on June 1 -- and it’s definitely going to feel like summer on this Thursday.
After a mild start, highs will rise into the upper 80s this afternoon, though some may actually hit 90 degrees.
Air quality alert extended
The air quality alert continues across the region on Thursday, as high temperatures combine with pollution to create high amounts of ground-level ozone. Breathing high levels of ozone can trigger a variety of health problems, particularly in children, the elderly, and people with asthma or other lung diseases.
It is recommended that active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases such as asthma limit their prolonged outdoor exertion.
Detroit Grand Prix weekend forecast
The weather looks great for major events happening this weekend, like the Detroit Grand Prix and Ferndale Pride.
Expect sunshine on Friday. Highs will likely crack that 90-degree mark by the late afternoon.
Heat index values will be higher on Friday, but not completely unbearable, thanks to the dry heat.
A cold front will move in Saturday, though, bringing some changes. The front will have very little moisture, but we will have a change for a stray or isolated rain shower on Saturday afternoon or evening. Most will remain dry, though.
Highs Saturday will be in the upper 80s.
Sunday will remain dry. Highs will be in the lower 80s.
Another stray rain chance Monday
Another cold front will move in Monday, and we’ll have another chance for a stray or isolated shower.
Highs will be in the low 80s on Monday.
After the second cold front moves through, we’ll see more sunshine and temperatures cooling down a bit. Highs will dip into the upper 70s and lower 80s by the middle of next week.
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