Heat, humidity to follow rain in Metro Detroit forecast

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Raindrops fall in a puddle of rain water along Congress Street in downtown Detroit.

Wednesday's rain, rain will go away and heat will come back the very next day.

Multiple rounds of showers are expected to pass over Southeast Michigan Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Most of the rain was to fall in the early morning and late afternoon. 

"There's a low pressure system that's tracking across lower Michigan right now," said Dave Kook, a meteorologist with the agency's White Lake Township office. "It'll exit to the east (Wednesday) evening."

The weather Wednesday should be cloudy with a high in the 80s and a low of about 67 degrees.

However, the forecast calls for the weather to turn warmer and drier Thursday. 

The weekend is also expected to be hot and humid. The heat and humidity should arrive Friday and stick around for the entire weekend, the weather service predicts. 

"In the wake of Wednesday's system, high pressure will start building in the area and strengthen through the weekend," Kook said. "That'll cause temperatures to climb." 

The weather service estimates heat indices on Friday could reach into the upper 90s and approach 100 degrees. The heat index is a measure of how warm it feels when relative humidity is factored in with the air temperature. 

Saturday's heat indices could exceed 100 degrees and possibly reach more than 105

Sunday's heat indices are expected to reach somewhere in the 90s again, according to the weather service.

"The index will rise at or above 100 degrees across all of southeast Michigan," Kook said. 


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Extended forecast

Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 87 degrees and a low of about 68 degrees.

Friday: Sunny with a high 92 degrees and a low of about 75 degrees.

Saturday: Sunny with a high near 97 degrees and a low of about 78 degrees.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 92 degrees and a low of about 73 degrees. There's a chance of thunderstorms after 3 p.m. and before 3 a.m.

Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 88 degrees and a low of about 69 degrees.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 87 degrees.

Source: National Weather Service