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Cooler weather to end work week, then Labor Day warmth

The Detroit News

Metro Detroit basked in late-summer warmth as August ended. But the new month and Labor Day weekend are starting off with a slight cool-down.

A cold front is driving cooler air across the Great Lakes as the work week ends, the National Weather Service said.

That means lower humidity as well as more comfortable temperatures. While Detroit Metro Airport reached a high of 82 on Wednesday afternoon, the forecast calls for readings to hover in the low 70s on Thursday under partly cloudy skies.

Brisk air could greet crowds descending on Novi’s Suburban Collection Showplace for the carnival rides and other attractions for the annual Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair. Overnight lows are expected to drop into the mid-50s.

The weather service predicts more of the same on Friday, when the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival as well as Ford Arts Beats & Eats kick off.

Visitors should see sunshine and highs in the upper 70s on Saturday. Then, the mercury climbs into the 80s on Sunday.

Labor Day could be a throwback to summer, with the thermometer topping out in the mid-80s.