Metro Detroit weather: Hot, humid Wednesday

Temps in the 80s through the weekend

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist

DETROIT - We desperately needed some rain, and some of us got some on Tuesday. 

The best rainfall occurred south of 8 Mile -- Metro Airport received 0.31 inches of rain, for example.  Farther north, however, places like Farmington Hills only got 0.04 inches -- not nearly enough to make a dent in our very dry conditions. And rain chances look pretty slim from today through next Tuesday.

Mostly cloudy skies this morning should start breaking up and allow some sunshine to get through at least for the afternoon.  Highs in the low 80s (27-28 degrees Celsius).

Note: High-resolution computer models still suggest a very small shower chance in the Thumb this afternoon.

Mostly clear, warm and muggy tonight, with lows in the mid 60s (17-18 degrees Celsius).  Fog will develop after midnight. Tonight begins the Jewish High Holy Day of Rosh Hashanah.  L’Shana Tova to those of you celebrating!

Thursday forecast

Partly cloudy on Thursday, with highs in the low to mid 80s (28-29 degrees Celsius).  A weak upper level disturbance crossing the Great Lakes gives us the slight chance for an isolated afternoon thunderstorm, but most of us (if any) won’t see any rain.

Mostly clear, warm and muggy Thursday night, with lows in the mid 60s (18 degrees Celsius).  Fog will once again develop after midnight.

Friday forecast

Mostly sunny on Friday, with highs in the mid 80s (29-30 degrees Celsius).  Astronomical Fall begins at 4:02 p.m.!  Sure won’t feel like it.

The weekend still looks like a fine summer weekend, even though it’s the first weekend of fall.  Expect mostly sunny skies, with highs in the mid 80s (30 degrees Celsius), and perhaps even a tad warmer.  Wouldn’t be a bad idea to head to the lake…

Warm, dry weather continues into early next week, with our next rain chance coming on Wednesday with a cold front that will also cool us back to average September temperatures for Thursday and beyond.

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