Forecast: Chance for severe storms Wednesday in metro Detroit

Published On: Jun 17 2014 06:44:37 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 17 2014 06:56:32 PM EDT

We escaped a hot and humid Tuesday without storms, but we might not be so lucky Wednesday.


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Alright, on to the forecast:

Today’s severe storms didn't materialize. We came close, but the weather mostly developed just to our east. However, there’s another chance late tonight during the pre-dawn hours. Lows in the mid to upper 60s, with a light and variable wind.

We'll have more thunderstorm chances on Wednesday, with one potential batch arriving pre-dawn, and another chance by late afternoon. Strong to severe storms are still possible, so make sure your weather radio is plugged in and turned on, track any approaching weather on the Local 4 Weather App, and also download our Storm Pins App. Highs in the mid 80s.

We then continue with our shower and thunderstorm chances for the rest of the week through Sunday. It won’t rain all day each day…there will be many dry periods -- but I can’t get specific at this point about the timing, as the things that will cause each batch of rain are weak disturbances, and the computer models don’t handle the weak ones very well more than a day ahead of time. Highs will generally be in the low 80s, and overnight lows in the mid 60s.

As for Fireworks day on Monday, we still have a chance of showers but, again, I can’t get specific about the timing. Stay tuned -- I'll keep you updated on the Fireworks forecast! Of course, the weather is never a problem if you watch Local 4's exclusive coverage! Highs Monday in the upper 70s.


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