Memorial Day weekend weather looking 'very pleasant' after a 'couple of frosty nights' in Metro Detroit

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DETROIT (WWJ) – After Frost Advisories early Thursday and Friday in Metro Detroit, the weather is shaping up nicely for Memorial Day weekend.

As the holiday weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Thompson says there will be “lots of sunshine” to kick things off, after getting through “a couple of frosty nights.”

Metro Detroiters can expect a “nice warmup” into the holiday weekend as a storm system sits off the southeast coast of the country, leaving us here in Michigan with the better weather, Thompson said on this week’s “Weather Wednesday.”

“We’re gonna be sitting pretty with some nice sunshine throughout the weekend, with highs in the upper 70s Saturday and into the low-to-mid 80s Sunday and Monday,” Thompson said.

“Even as the temperatures rise, though, the humidity should not be that bad, so it’s gonna be a very pleasant weekend,” he said.

AccuWeather lists Friday’s high in Detroit at 71, Saturday at 77 and Sunday hitting 80. With Metro Detroiters heading out to parades across the area on Monday, the high for Memorial Day is expected to be 86.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 80s for much of next week.

The cooldown prior to the weekend comes as a cold front moves across the area, clearing out a lot of the smoke from the Canadian wildfires that has made for vivid sunsets in Metro Detroit in recent days.

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