Forecast: More rain on the way to metro Detroit

Can we salvage part of the weekend?


DETROIT – The widely scattered showers that plagued some of you in the northern suburbs this afternoon should gradually diminish in coverage, and I think most of us won't see much rain for our high school football games this evening.

Although a few stray showers are still possible earlier, the steadier rain pattern moving our way will hold off until after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s to near 50. Variable wind (meaning the wind direction shifting during the night) at 4 to 8 mph.

We'll start our Saturday with some rain, but the rain pattern will be moving northeast and should gradually diminish through the day from southwest to northeast. Those of you in the southern and western suburbs will likely see the rain end during the morning, while those of you farther north and east (especially in the Thumb) may see showers actually hold on into the early afternoon.

One thing I'm seeing some computer models suggest is the possibility for some scattered afternoon showers redeveloping east of I-75 on the rear flank of the departing weather system -- hopefully that won't be the case and we'll salvage some developing sunshine during the afternoon. Highs in the low 60s. Northwest wind at 8 to 13 mph.

Clearing skies Saturday night, with chilly lows in the low 40s, and don't be surprised if we see some upper 30s in the typically coldest locations outside of the Detroit Urban Heat Island.

Mostly sunny on Sunday, with highs in the mid 60s. Clear to partly cloudy Sunday night, with lows in the mid to upper 40s.

Becoming cloudy on Monday with light rain or showers developing. Highs in the mid 60s. Rain ends sometime after midnight Monday night, with lows in the upper 40s.

Then expect mostly sunny skies on Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs generally in the mid 60s, and lows generally holding in the mid to upper 40s.

At this point, Thursday and Friday also look dry, with mostly sunny or partly cloudy skies. Highs warming a bit into the upper 60s by Friday.

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