Summer unofficially kicked off last weekend in Michigan. Now, as we head into the short work week, much of Michigan is going to be getting hot temperatures. Brace yourselves. Here’s the forecast.
Temperatures will continue to increase with no rain in the forecast for the next 7 to 10 days across Michigan. Because of the combination of hot temperatures and low precipitation, the fire danger is now in the highest category. That’s for all of Michigan. Tuesday (May 30) is also an ozone action day or Air Quality Alert for Metro Detroit. That means pollutants are expected to be in the unhealthy for sensitive groups range.
As mentioned, the temperatures over Memorial Day weekend have been very nice. Not quite nice enough to swim in Lake Michigan, though, unless you don’t mind cold temperatures. “While much of the lower peninsula climbs into the mid 80s this Memorial Day, the beaches along Lake Michigan will have air temperatures wavering between the mid 50s to near 70. The water is still quite cold, in many spots it’s in the lower 50s,” the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids says. “Summer is in full swing this holiday weekend with temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s and mostly sunny skies,” adds the National Weather Service in Detroit.
Heading into the work week, expect gradually warming temperatures. Those get the highest on Thursday (June 1). According to Weather.com, Grand Rapids and Lansing should hit 92 on Thursday, 91 on Friday and 90 on Saturday. For Detroit, the city is looking at slightly cooler temperatures, with it hitting 89 on Thursday, 90 on Friday and 88 on Saturday. Even going north, it’s expect to be warm, with Traverse City hitting 88 on Thursday, 85 on Friday and 86 on Saturday. It’s the first big “head wave,” so to speak, of the season for Michigan. Drink a lot of water and stay cool. If you’re looking for something to do outside this weekend, try one of these amusement parts- of course, some are far away, but one is close to home.