Metro Detroit weather: Saturday's high temperature breaks old record

Saturday's high of 91 degrees broke old record of 89 degrees, set in 1936

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist

DETROIT - Abundant sunshine and a very warm air mass allowed temperatures to soar into the low 90s across most of the area.

Officially at Metro Airport, Saturday's high of 91 degrees (32.2 degrees Celsius) broke the old record of 89 degrees (31.7 degrees Celsius), set in 1936. Get used to it -- more is on the way.

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Saturday night will be warm and muggy, with clear skies, calm air and lows in the mid-60s (18 degrees Celsius).

It will be sunny, hot and humid once again on Sunday. It's going to be one hot tailgate before the Lions game, and at Comerica Park for the Tigers' final home game of the season. Highs will be near 90 degrees (32 degrees Celsius). The air will be calm, becoming a very light southeast wind.

Sunday's sunrise is at 7:23 a.m. and Sunday’s sunset is at 7:27 p.m.

It will be clear, warm and muggy once again Sunday night, with lows in the mid-60s (19 degrees Celsius).

Monday will be sunny, hot and humid, with highs near 90 degrees (32 degrees Celsius).

It will be clear, warm and muggy Monday night, with lows in the mid 60s (19 degrees Celsius).

Tuesday will be mostly sunny, hot and humid once again, with highs in the upper 80s (29-30 degrees Celsius).

It will be partly cloudy, warm and muggy Tuesday night, with lows in the mid to upper 60s (19-20 degrees Celsius).

A cold front will move in Wednesday, bringing another problem: We desperately need some rain, but the cold front won't have much moisture to work with. We will have a chance of a scattered shower or thunderstorm, but it's possible that not everybody will get rain. Let's hope we do. Highs in the low 80s (27-28 degrees Celsius).

It will be partly cloudy and much cooler Thursday, with highs in the mid to upper 60s (19-20 degrees Celsius).

We will have a chance of scattered light showers Friday. It doesn't appear to be enough to help our very dry conditions, with highs in the mid 60s (18 degrees Celsius).

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