Feeling like summer in metro Detroit! Your Memorial Day weekend forecast

Posted at 4:25 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 16:25:43-04

The unofficial start to summer will actually feel very summer-like with more heat, higher humidity and occasional rain showers.  

Lower Michigan will stay dry and very warm on Friday with highs into the mid 80s. It will be a great day to head out on the water, maybe an inland lake, with southwest winds 5-10 mph. Keep in mind if you're planning a trip to the beach this weekend, air temperatures will be going up, but the Great Lakes water temperatures are still way down.

Water temperatures are mainly in the 40s and 50s at most Michigan beaches, which means it only takes minutes for hypothermia to occur. In fact, the current average Lake Huron water temperature is the coldest since 2014. Both northern and southern buoys on Lake Huron are reporting 37 degrees! So, make sure you play it safe and take it slow if you're heading into the water this weekend. 

A few showers will be possible in spots across metro Detroit both Saturday and Sunday. An hour or two of wet weather looks feasible during the morning and possibly redeveloping in the afternoon this weekend. Overall, forecasts are demonstrating a better chance for rain on Saturday versus Sunday.  

Heavy rainfall will be the main threat with any storm that develops. However, neither day looks to be a washout. Just remember, you may have to bring outdoor fun indoors for a brief time as the rain passes overhead. Temperatures will soar into the mid to upper 80s with higher dew points both days making it feel pretty muggy.

It's still several days away, but with each forecast update, Memorial Day looks better and better. Low pressure may exit a bit earlier than anticipated on Monday giving us a nice summer-like day with temperatures into the mid to upper 80s.  

The 7 First Alert weather team will continue to update the Memorial Day weekend forecast on social media, our app and on 7 Action News.