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Temps in the 80s on tap for holiday weekend

Leonard N. Fleming
The Detroit News


Jason Baker, 5, of Detroit, held by his father Johnny Baker, leans forward to pet Detroit Police 'horse 'Sal' during a warm and sunny day in Eastern Market in Detroit on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Here comes the warmth.

Fresh for the Memorial Day weekend, summer-like temperatures with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s will bask Metro Detroit and give the region what it's been starving after for months — a heatwave of sorts.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures for Friday and Saturday will be in the 80s with the heat rising to near 90 both on Sunday and Monday.

Still, the weather services cautions, there is a 35 percent chance for afternoon showers on Saturday and Sunday. Expect humidity to spike, too, weather gurus say.

"Very warm temperatures this weekend," said Cory Behnke a meteorologist for the weather service in White Lake Township. "The humidity is going to increase as we go forward this weekend with muggy conditions developing by Saturday afternoon. And that will continue through the remainder of the holiday."

Behnke said the temps will drop at night down to the mid-to-high 60s.

The weather pattern this weekend, he said, is 15 to 20 degrees above seasonal averages which is in the low-to-mid 70s. The minimum low this time of the year is 52 degrees, he said.

But Beknke said the weather shows that summer is coming closer to fruition.

"We're going to be in a summertime pattern this weekend this weekend," he said.

On Tuesday and into Wednesday, there might be a slight cold front that "may knock some of the humidity out of the air," Beknke said, but temps should still be lower to middle 80s for highs.

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