Detroit weather forecast for Monday, June 24, 2019. Wochit, WochitCONNECT>TWEET>LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE
The show must go on.
Even a high chance of rain tonight won't stop the Detroit annual fireworks display from going off as planned, event organizers have announced.
“The 61st Ford Fireworks is a go for this evening as planned," Tony Michaels, president and CEO of the Parade Co., said in a press release. "We look forward to one of the most spectacular Ford Fireworks displays and an incredible night in the city of Detroit.”
According to the National Weather Service in White Lake, attendees are likely to see showers with a slight chance of thunder Monday night.
Meteorologist Kyle Klein said there's about a "70 percent chance of showers." Rain is expected to move in at 6 p.m.
The 61st annual Ford Fireworks will take place Monday at 9:55 p.m. along the city's riverfront. Dennis Hunter, a fire inspector for Detroit fire department, said that in the likely chance of severe wind and thunderstorms, both the Parade Co. and fire department will make a "judgment call to dock the fireworks."
The annual spectacular is seldom delayed by rain. Storms threatened the show in 2014 but went off as scheduled. In 2002, severe weather forced the cancellation of Detroit's fireworks, which were rescheduled for the next day.
As for the rest of the week, the forecast will dry out as Thursday and Friday bring the hottest days. Come Friday we see showers return.
Farther north, the Marquette area also is expected to see showers Monday and into Tuesday morning. The middle of the week will finally feel that summer weather up until Friday's high chance of showers.
The Gaylord area will experience scattered showers Monday followed with evening thunderstorms into Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday we're going to see sun with temperatures in the low 80s. There is a slight chance of showers on Friday.