After a brief spell of late-summer heat, and showers and thunderstorms, some of the coolest weather of the season so far is in store for Detroit and Lower Michigan into the weekend.
A change is on the way after challenging record highs. Temperatures in some areas will end up be 50 to 60 degrees colder comparing midweek highs with weekend lows.
Temperatures reached the 90s Tuesday and Wednesday. However, by Friday morning, temperatures will have dropped into the lower 50s. By Saturday morning, most areas will be in the 40s, with a few spots a tad colder.
Canadian air will settle in over the region with much lower temperatures and humidity, as well as a gusty breeze. Some people will feel refreshed, while others may mind the sudden chill.
Severe thunderstorms and travel delays were focusing well south and east of Michigan Thursday night, along the I-95 corridor. However, a few stray storms ignited as the cooler air was coming in Thursday evening.
It is not out of the question a few waterspouts form over the Great Lakes with the chilly air moving over the warm waters into Saturday.
The pattern through the weekend could yield some of the lowest temperatures of the season so far for the metro area and the region in general.
There is a chance of frost in the coldest spots this weekend, where winds diminish and skies clear away from the lake.
Despite struggling to do so last week, a tropical system bears watching to develop as it tracks through the Gulf of Mexico this week.
Brief relief from heat and humidity will arrive in the northeastern United States at the start of September.
Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan early in the new week with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Hawaii is facing two tropical threats this week as Madeline and Lester churn westward.
Slow-moving and repetitive downpours will raise the risk for flash flooding along the western Gulf Coast into early week.
Hot and dry weather will greet fans and competitors at the 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Flushing, New York, as play begins Monday, Aug. 29.
Sherman Pass, WA (1980)
2 inches of snow.
Pennsylvania & New Jersey (1971)
Tropical Storm Doria caused severe floods in southeastern PA and NJ. Damage estimated at $138 million.
Colorado Springs, CO (1978)
Hail 6 inches deep.