Hot and humid weekend, possible storms on Sunday

Saginaw, Michigan (WNEM) – The warm summer temperatures and humidity have stuck with Friday, and with the weekend approaching, the trend doesn’t appear to be slowing any time soon.

We have avoided rain most of the time today and most areas should continue this trend tonight. However, these changes will begin in the second half of the weekend on Sunday, and some will continue into Monday. In positive news, we’ll have a chance to make a bigger impact on our precipitation deficit, and we may be able to make some changes to our Drought Monitor next Thursday.

This evening and overnight

Although most won’t see a thing, there is rain and thunderstorms lurking south of us tonight as you approach I-94. While this is where the best opportunities lie, we did see some occasional flares near the I-69 corridor, so we’ll mention a small chance of a lonely shower or thunderstorm during sunset (8:53 p.m.). After this point, the threat should diminish as we lose the heat of the day. This is not an opportunity worth planning your evening.

Heavy sunny weather is expected this evening around mid-Michigan, but plan to stay humid.(WNEM)

Much of the cloud cover will diminish after this point as well, but as we’ve seen the past few nights, some low clouds and fog may develop overnight as early as Saturday in some places. The wind will be light and variable.

Low levels will remain moderate and humid, with temperatures mostly stable in the mid-to-high 60s.


Saturday will be the driest day of the weekend with partly sunny skies expected. Although we will have plenty of moisture available, we should see warmer temperatures and drenching air above our heads keeping out any showers and thunderstorms. The exception might be if a lake breeze developed and released something, but this is not expected at this time.

Highs will be very warm and humid to start the weekend.
Highs will be very warm and humid to start the weekend.(WNEM)

Highs will be in the upper 80s to the low 90s, with a few areas likely to reach the mid-90s if our mild weather cloud development comes in lower than expected. With humidity in mind, the feel should have been closer to the mid-’90s. Winds will be southwesterly about 5 to 15 mph.

Dry weather should continue through Saturday evening plans, but don’t expect much cold. Low 70’s prices should stabilize in most areas Saturday night.


A cold front moving from the west will increase clouds during the morning, followed by increased chances of rain and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon and evening. Areas north of the Tri-Cities, especially the Northwest, will see rain early in the morning hours.

High temperatures for Sunday 7 August.
High temperatures for Sunday 7 August.(WNEM)

The high temperatures on Sunday will be tough, and it depends on when the rain arrives in your city. The lows of the 1980s are expected to fall in the north and west, while the lows of the mid-1980s are expected to fall in the south and east. It will still be very humid on Sunday. Winds will remain southerly as well, around 5 to 15 mph.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected mainly Sunday afternoon and evening.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected mainly Sunday afternoon and evening.(WNEM)

While there will be rain breaks expected, if you have plans outdoors on Sunday, especially in the late afternoon and evening, have a backup plan if you don’t want to cancel. The threat of severe weather does not appear to be high at the moment for Sunday, but heavy rain is possible locally with any rain or thunderstorm.

Most will pick up 0.10″ to 0.50″ of rain on Sunday, but expect these amounts to be higher in heavy thunderstorms. Our northern counties can pick up just over 0.50″.

Chances of rain will remain reasonably high from Sunday night to Monday.
Chances of rain will remain reasonably high from Sunday night to Monday.(WNEM)

Chances of rain will continue into Sunday and Monday nights, with temperatures staying warm all night, preventing us from getting any rest. Lows will remain until Monday in the upper 60s to around 70.

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