After an arctic blast earlier this week, milder air is expected in Detroit for the remainder of the week.
Tuesday's high barely got above freezing. It was warmer on Wednesday but the daytime high rose to only 39 degrees, still about 12 degrees below normal.
The warmup will start Thursday with partly sunny skies and south-southwesterly breezes. The high will be in the mid-40s.
Rain is possible Sunday and Monday, but daytime highs will be in the mid- to upper 50s both days ahead of another cold surge by the middle of next week.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours that will break the back of the heat wave in much of the northeastern United States.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast much of this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
Here are five easy ways to stay cool in sweltering summer heat.
Hurricane near Jacksonville; $2.5 million damage in East Florida.
Charlotte, NC (1979)
Last of 12 straight days on which some rain fell. Total precipitation was 3.74".
Redfield, SD (1990)
A total of 1.76" of rain in 25 minutes during the morning, then a tornado struck in the afternoon.