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Memorial Day weekend warm-up on the way

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Posted at 3:45 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 18:03:09-04

(WXYZ) — The warmest temperatures of the year are on the way this holiday weekend. While the weekend won't be a washout, we will be dodging raindrops at times.

As we kick off the long weekend, a stray shower will be possible Friday as low pressure passes to our south and east. Highs to finish the week will climb to a seasonable 70 degrees.

Saturday looks to be the choice day of the entire Memorial Day weekend. Afternoon highs will hover in the mid to upper 70s under a partly cloudy sky. Our weather pattern will begin to change Saturday night with more clouds and a chance for a few showers.

Sunday will be warmer with temperatures soaring into the low 80s. Scattered showers and storms will be possible both Sunday and Monday, Memorial Day. The end of the holiday weekend looks to be quite warm. Right now, it could easily be the warmest weather we've had in metro Detroit so far this year with highs reaching the mid 80s on Monday.

It will remain very warm and humid last week of May with temperatures in the low to mid 80s. While the warm-up may be welcomed by many, the persistent rainy pattern isn't good news after recent flooding rains. Unfortunately, it looks like this unsettled weather will stick with us for most of next week with rounds of showers and storms. River levels will have to be closely monitored across Lower Michigan. The wet weather may bring the potential for more river flooding to areas already plagued will high water levels. Stay alert and updated as we head into next week.