The Weather in Detroit Today is Cloudy with a 30% chance of rain. The high will be near 50.
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The weather in Detroit can be quite variable, depending on the time of year. In general, the summers are hot and humid, while the winters are cold and snowy. However, there can be significant variation within these seasons. For example, in July it is not unusual for temperatures to exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius), while in January they can sometimes dip below zero (-18 degrees Celsius).
Precipitation also varies depending on the time of year. In Detroit, the summer months tend to be drier than the winter months. However, there is still a chance of rain or thunderstorms at any time of year. If you are planning to visit Detroit, it is always a good idea to check the forecast in advance so that you can pack appropriate clothing.
As of 5:00 PM EDT, the temperature was 83 degrees Fahrenheit. The wind was calm and the relative humidity was 72 percent. The pressure was 29.92 inches and falling.
Here’s the hour-by-hour forecast for Detroit today:
* 9 AM – Cloudy with a chance of showers
* 10 AM – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers
* 11 AM – Partly sunny with a chance of showers
* 12 PM – Partly sunny with a chance of showers
* 1 PM – Partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms
* 2 PM – Partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms
* 3 PM – Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms
* 4 PM – Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms
* 5 PM – Cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms
As we head into the work week, a few light rain showers and mild temperatures are in the forecast. We’ll see highs in the mid 50s on Monday, with similar temperatures on Tuesday. However, Tuesday will bring a chance for some rain showers in the afternoon. Wednesday looks to be the warmest day of the week, with highs near 60 degrees possible. Thursday and Friday will bring a return to more seasonal conditions, with highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 30s.
Radar & Satellite
The Detroit area is under the influence of high pressure, which will bring us partly cloudy skies and continued cool temperatures today. A weak disturbance will move through the area on Tuesday, bringing us a chance for some showers. However, most of the day should be dry with highs in the mid 60s. Conditions will improve on Wednesday as high pressure builds in, bringing us sunny skies and highs in the low 70s.
The morning commute was brought to a standstill in many parts of the metro area Tuesday after a winter storm blanketed the area with several inches of snow.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for all of southeast Michigan from 3 a.m. to noon Tuesday, saying 5 to 8 inches of snow was expected to fall in the area. The heavy, wet snow made for treacherous road conditions and caused numerous accidents.
Interstate 94 was closed in both directions west of Detroit because of multiple accidents, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The closure extended from around 8 Mile Road to around 20 Mile Road.