Metro Detroit weather forecast: Well-above average temperatures to continue

If you like summer, you'll love the forecast!

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist

Sometimes you just have to have a little faith.  If you were watching Ben Bailey or looking at the radar on our Local4Casters app yesterday, you saw the thunderstorms crossing Lake Michigan.  Some of them were even strong storms.  However, they were moving into a very unfavorable environment and, as Ben and I explained yesterday, all computer models showed those storms literally disappearing as they approached our area.  I know it looked pretty nasty on radar, but there was nothing to support their continued existence and, right on schedule, they started falling apart.  The debris cloudiness from those former storms will be with us during the first half of the day, and then skies should become mostly sunny this afternoon.  Highs once again will reach the low 80s (that’s 28° Celsius for our Canadian neighbors).  Wind will shift to the northwest behind a weak cold front crossing the area, at 4 to 8 mph.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:19 AM, and today’s sunset is at 7:33 PM.

Mostly clear to night, with lows in the upper 50s to near 60° (15° Celsius).

Mostly sunny on Wednesday, with highs in the low 80s (28° Celsius).

Partly cloudy Wednesday night, with lows in the low to mid 60s (17° Celsius).

Partly cloudy on Thursday, with highs in the low 80s (28° Celsius).

There’s a small shower and thunderstorm chance Thursday night, with lows in the mid 60s (17-18° Celsius).

Scattered showers and thunderstorm chances continue into Friday, and there’s certainly no guarantee that we’ll all get some as the next cold front coming through doesn’t have a ton of moisture to work with.  Highs near 80° (27° Celsius).

The upcoming weekend still looks dry, and temperatures will cool off close to average (which will actually feel cool to you after a week in the 80s).  Expect partly to perhaps mostly cloudy skies on Saturday, with highs in the low 70s (22° Celsius).  It’ll be a cool, but dry morning for the Detroit CureSearch Walk on the Riverwalk in Detroit!

Mostly clear Saturday night, with lows in the low 50s (11° Celsius).

Mostly sunny on Sunday…a great day for the JDRF Walk at Milliken State Park  in Detroit, a round of golf, a trip to the zoo or cider mill, or any outdoor plans!  Highs in the upper 60s (20-21° Celsius).

I’ve taken a look at the long range computer models today, and they suggest a jet stream pattern consistent with average temperatures for the long term after we get past our current week of 80s.  Average highs right now are approaching 70° (21° Celsius), so expect temperature trends more aligned with this then what we’re currently experiencing.

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