Metro Detroit weather: Scattered thunderstorm chances today

Here is the weather forecast.

DETROIT – All aspects of Wednesday's weather forecast are panning out exactly as expected.

A cold front is slowly moving southward across the area -- now south of 8 Mile on its march to the state line. Temperatures south of the front remain in the low 70s (22 degrees Celsius), but have dropped to near 60 degrees (15 to 16 degrees Celsius) to its north.

Right on schedule, batches of light to moderate rain have moved in. Rain will become scattered showers later Wednesday afternoon, but temperatures aren’t going anywhere, with a northeast wind at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday's sunset is at 7:14 p.m.

Track the radar

Rain will become scattered and light this evening. Then, toward morning, another batch of rain will cross the southern half of our area. Lows in the low to mid 50s (11 to 12 degrees Celsius).

Thursday forecast

Rain Thursday morning will diminish to scattered showers in the afternoon, with highs in the upper 60s (20 degrees Celsius).

Becoming much cooler Thursday night, with lows in the upper 40s (9 degrees Celsius), but possibly only in the low 40s (6 degrees Celsius) in rural areas far from the Urban Heat Island.

Friday forecast

Partly cloudy on Friday, but highs only reach the mid 50s (13 degrees Celsius). It’ll be a chilly night at those high school football games, but at least it’ll be dry.

Weekend Update

Saturday looks mostly sunny to partly cloudy.  If you have any yard work to get done this weekend, I strongly advise doing it Saturday.  Highs in the low 60s (16 degrees Celsius).

Showers move in Saturday night probably after midnight…our Date Night plans look dry at this point, although any speeding up of this next front would bring the rain in by late evening.

The rain continues into Sunday morning.  With a bit of luck, perhaps we can dry things out for the afternoon with a bit of sun.  Highs in the mid  to upper 60s (19 to 20 degrees Celsius).