Memorial Day weekend forecast: Warm weather returns
It’s going to be about 70 degrees on Saturday and 76 on Sunday. Do we hear 80 degrees for Monday?
The Memorial Day weekend is shaping up to be pretty nice, according to the National Weather Service meteorologists toiling away at the White Lake Township station.
“It’s going to become progressively warmer over the next few days,” meteorologist Dan Thompson said.
“Saturday will be pretty nice with a high of around 70. Sunday will be a little warmer and humid with a high of about 76. There’s also about a 20 percent chance of showers.
“Monday’s high will be about 80 with increased humidity and about a 50 percent chance of showers and thundershowers.”
According to the NWS, the remainder of the week will stay on the warm and humid side with a chance of more rain and thunderstorms.
According to NWS records, the average high temperature for May 22 in the metro area is 71 degrees with a nighttime average low of 51.
The all-time high for this date was 90 set in 1992 while the all-time low was 32 set in 1882.
May 22, 1883, was also the day area received 2.7 inches of snow, which marks the latest day for snow in Detroit.
Friday: Sunny with a high of about 61.
Friday night: Mostly clear with a low of about 37 with patchy frost after 4 a.m.
Saturday: Sunny with a high of about 69.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low of about 51.
Sunday: Partly sunny with a high near 74.
Sunday night: There is a chance of showers and thundershowers with a low of about 60.
Memorial Day: There is a 60 percent chance of precipitation with a high of about 78.
Monday night: There is a chance of showers and thundershowers with a low of about 65.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79 and with a chance of showers.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 64.
Wednesday and Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high of about 79 degrees and with a chance of showers and thundershowers. The nighttime lows will be about 62 degrees.