Extreme Heat Returns, Maybe More Storms

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Here we go again.  Forecasters are predicting a heat index around 100 degrees, less than a week following the worst heat wave of the decade.

High temperatures are expected to reach 91 to 95 degrees in Metro Detroit on Thursday, ahead of a steamy weekend.

Accuweather Meteorologist Jim Kosek says morning commuters should also watch for a bit of fog, on the way in Thursday and Friday.  Thursday afternoon he says Southeast Michigan could be in for some heavy rain and an occasional thunderstorm, along with the increased heat.

Here’s the forecast from the WWJ Weather Team:

Thursday – Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 91 to 95…with a heat index around 100. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph…turning to west late. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Thursday Night – Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 71 to 75. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph…becoming light and variable late. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Friday – Partly sunny. Highs 88 to 92. Lows 70 to 74.

Saturday – Partly sunny. Highs 89 to 93.  Lows 69 to 73.

Sunday – Mostly sunny. Highs 87 to 91. Lows 68 to 72

For the latest, keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for Traffic and Weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. Check next week’s forecast the local radar on our weather page.


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