Temperatures expected to drop by Friday, rebound for holiday weekend

The Detroit News

Summer-like heat Tuesday in Michigan didn't break any records but rain and storms are moving in; cooler weather is expected before the Memorial Day weekend holiday.

Temperatures Tuesday reached 88 in Detroit at 2:37 p.m. The record for the day was 90 set in 2012.

In Flint, the temperatures reached 87 at 2:59 p.m. Tuesday, edging close to the record of 89 set in 2016. In Saginaw, 87 was recorded at 2:44 p.m., nearing the record of 89 set in 2018, according to the National Weather Service.

A man on a personal watercraft powers across Orchard Lake, in West Bloomfield on a hot Tuesday afternoon, May 25, 2021.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather advisory for nearly the entire state: "Showers will overspread the region this morning with isolated embedded thunderstorms possible. Severe weather is not likely," the weather service says.

After the rain, temperatures are forecast to drop each day. By Friday, many areas across southern Michigan, including in Detroit, will struggle to get to even 60 degrees and areas of northern Michigan are forecasting damaging frost.

But for the holiday weekend, temperatures will rebound to near normal, with the forecast for Sunday and Monday across southern Michigan to be in the 70s with a mix of sun and clouds.

Rain and dropping temperatures are in the forecast.