Meteorologists are predicting warm weather and clear skies that will be perfect for outdoor activities during the Fourth of July holiday.
Temperatures are expected to peak near 84 degrees Monday as clear skies are predicted throughout the day and into the evening, according to the National Weather Service. The mercury will drop to about 63 degrees Monday night, with winds about 9 mph.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Pontiac and Detroit said a high pressure system is expected to move into Southeast Michigan Monday, but early morning observations indicate pleasant levels of humidity should persist throughout the day.
High clouds over the area will leave the area just after sunrise Monday, allowing for substantial surface heating, which can be expected to boost temperatures into the mid 80s.
"The result will be ideal conditions for outdoor activity during the July 4th Holiday," meteorologists said on the weather service's website.
Post holiday weather is expected to turn dark by Tuesday night with a chance of thunderstorms Tuesday night through early Wednesday evening. Those storms aren't expected to be severe.
The weather service's extended forecast is as follows:
Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. West southwest wind between 5 and 8 mph becoming calm.
Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. West wind between 6 and 9 mph.
Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.