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Labor Day forecast: Hot, muggy, chance of rain

George Hunter
The Detroit News
The sun shines in Detroit

Labor Day weekend in Metro Detroit is expected to be hot and muggy, although there's a slight chance rain could mar some Michiganians' picnic plans.

Temperatures were expected to hover in the mid-80s through the weekend, National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Kook said.

"It'll be pretty muggy," Kook said. "We're looking at (temperatures in the) mid- to -upper 80s throughout the weekend, which is normal for this time of year.

"The Detroit area should stay dry, but there's a chance some storms from the west could move in," Kook said. "But the expectations that they'd reach the Detroit area are low; the area north of Saginaw is where we're expecting storms."

Extended forecast

Saturday: High of 87 degrees low of 72 with a mixture of clouds and sunshine.

Sunday: High of 87 degrees with a chance of thunderstorms in areas. Low of 72. 

Monday: High near 90 with a low of 73 degrees. Mixture of clouds and sun with a chance of a thunderstorm. 

Tuesday: High of 90, low of 72 degrees. Humid and mostly sunny. 

Wednesday: High of 90 with a low of 71 degrees. A few showers possible. 

Source: AccuWeather

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