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Scattered Thunderstorms In The Forecast For Labor Day Weekend

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DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – When it comes to the weather this holiday weekend… “It’s kinda  one of those good news, bad news situations.”

That’s according to CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus, who says metro Detroiters should expect to see periods of rain and maybe some thunderstorms blow through over the next few days.

“But it won’t be a washout,” Madaus said. “There’s a chance of rain on Saturday, Sunday and Monday; but there will be plenty of time when it won’t be raining — especially on Labor Day.”

Madaus said Friday that there are two fronts headed our way. The first is a warm front that will trigger the scattered thunderstorms that are expected to hit southeast Michigan Saturday night.  A cold front will move over the area on Sunday, but it won’t cool down daytime temperatures too much.

Madaus said the thunderstorms in the forecast Saturday through Monday may be severe, but will be “hit and miss,” likely not lasting all day.

We should see some sunshine; but as for how much, it’s still tough to tell, Madaus said, so it’ll be best to bring your umbrella wherever you go.

“The thing to keep in mind is the humidity is coming back… so expect it to be warm and humid, with highs up in the 80s all weekend,” Madaus added.

Here’s the detailed forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team:

Friday: 0% chance of rain. Mostly cloudy. High 77F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night: 10% chance of rain. A few clouds. Low 67F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: 20% chance of rain.  Partly cloudy skies. High 89F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday Night: 60% chance of rain.  Scattered thunderstorms. Low 69F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Sunday: 30% chance of rain. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning; skies turning partly cloudy late. High 83F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night: 30% chance of rain.  Isolated thunderstorms during the evening, becoming clear overnight. Low 67F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Labor Day: 40% chance of rain. Scattered thunderstorms, especially in the morning. Potential for severe thunderstorms. High around 85F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Monday Night: 50% chance of rain. Variably cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Low 71F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

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