Thunderstorms on tap in Metro Detroit

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

First come sprinkles, then showers and then thunderstorms. That’s Mother Nature’s game plan over the next few days.

“We’re looking at some light rain out there Monday morning, mostly through the northern suburbs extending back toward Lansing and Jackson,” National Weather Service meteorologist Bryan Tilley said. “Temperatures will be into the 70s today, but then a cold front will begin to move in during the afternoon and the evening hours bringing the potential for showers and thunderstorms.”

The temperature on Tuesday is expected to be in the 60s on Tuesday after a weekend of sit-on-the-front-porch type summer weather.

“The indications are that Tuesday will be a rainy day, which might limit the temperature to a high of only 62,” Tilley said. “If it rains a lot, we might not make it to 60.”

According to the NWS, southeastern Michigan will begin to dry out on Wednesday with temperatures climbing back into the 70s.

“Then we continue to warm up noticeably until it’s close to 80 on Thursday and the lower 80s on Friday,” Tilley said.

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Extended forecast

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10 a.m.. Cloudy with a high near 74.

Monday night: There is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low will be 50.

Tuesday: There is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high of 61.

Tuesday night: There is a 40 percent chance of showers with a low temperature of 48 degrees.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 72.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 52.

Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 77.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 59.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny with a high near 81.

Friday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a low around 59.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a high near 73.

Saturday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a low around 55.