Detroit: Cooldown Followed by Midweek Heat, Humidity

By , Senior Meteorologist
September 10, 2013; 6:04 PM ET
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Cooler air is settling in over Detroit behind a front, but there is good news for those who want summer warmth to hang on.

Humidity remained low on Monday, but a surge of steamy air will quickly return on southwest breezes by the middle of this week.

Temperatures are expected to soar into the lower 90s on Tuesday. The heat combined with the humidity will make it feel even hotter, as AccuWeather RealFeel temperatures during peak heating in the afternoon will reach the middle 90s.

The record high in Detroit for Tuesday's date is 94 degrees, matched most recently in 1983.

The vast majority of the time will be free of rain for outdoor plans such as boating, fishing and construction activities.

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The heat and humidity will be short-lived as autumnlike air will plow southward out of Canada and into the Great Lakes late week. There is a chance for showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday and Wednesday night in the transition from summer to autumn.


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