Detroit will have a turbulent stretch of sun and intermittent thunderstorms for the next several days, including storms that could impact Labor Day weekend plans.
After periods of warmer conditions early in the week, temperatures will fall back into the 70s at midweek before pulling into the 80s towards the weekend.
Night skies should be partly cloudy into the late part of the week.
Storms will roll into the region on Friday and linger during the holiday weekend, possibly creating hazards for those with outdoor plans.
Overnight skies starting Saturday will continue the daytime storms and remain humid. Lows are expected to be in the mid-60s.
Conditions could vastly improve in time for Labor Day itself as Monday should feature a cloudy but dry day. The high is expected to be near the 80 F mark.
Those attending the Detroit Jazz Festival over the weekend would be wise to pack an umbrella and have plans in place in case storms strike. At the first sign of thunder or lightning, seek indoor shelter.
Stay alert to rapidly changing conditions by using MinuteCast™ if you are headed out for outdoor events or baseball games.
Matthew has become a hurricane in the Caribbean and may approach the U.S. during next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday night, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
Millions of people across the U.S. could be exposed to drinking water contaminated with chemicals from firefighting foam, according to a recent study.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
The holiday weekend will start on an unsettled note, but the weather should improve by Day of German Unity celebrations on Monday.
Lander, NY (1982)
15.4 inches of of snow (29th-30th). Total of 32.9 inches for month (Sept. record).
Record dry September: Pittsburgh, PA - Only 0.28" this month; driest September on record (old record 0.57 inches in 1893) Greensboro, NC - Driest month ever (only a trace of rain) Columbia, SC - Only 0.07" of rain.
Central and Western NY (1991)
Record cold morning; Buffalo, had 32 degrees, tying the all-time September low. Syracuse dropped to 28 degrees, breaking the old record of 32 set in 1942. Albany hit 28, erasing the 29-degree mark of 1951. Other lows (not official records) included: 21 degrees at Angelica, 22 at Watertown, 24 at Ithaca and 25 at Elmira.