Memorial Day storms likely for parts of Michigan

Amelia Benavides-Colón
The Detroit News

Memorial Day could bring hazardous weather for some parts of the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula, but most of the state can expect perfect weather for celebrating outdoors. 

For most of Michigan, temperatures will reach a high of 75 with periods of overcast skies on Monday. 

Michael James of Royal Oak waves his flag to members of the Royal Oak High School Band along Main Street during the Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 31, 2021.

In the U.P., west of Interstate-75, residents and visitors can expect thunderstorms between 2-8 p.m. Storms are expected to move into the Ludington area Monday night.

Temperatures will stay in the high 70s for the rest of the week, with thunderstorms expected for Wednesday and Thursday afternoon throughout Lower Michigan.

There's also a chance of showers Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service. 

The weekend will be hot and dry as temperatures reach the 80s and skies stay clear. 

The 7-day forecast: 

  • Monday: Mostly cloudy, a high of 75 and a low of 56, with a 3% chance of rain.
  • Tuesday: A high of 77 and a low of 57 with a 12% chance of rain.
  • Wednesday: Rainy, a high of 70 and a low of 61.
  • Thursday: A high of 73 and a low of 60 with thunderstorms likely. 
  • Friday: Partly cloudy, a high of 80 and low of 64 with a slight chance of rain. 
  • Saturday: Partly sunny, a high of 86 and a low of 63
  • Sunday: A high of 87 and a low of 67, sunny with a 20% chance of rain

Credit: National Weather Service