Trouble on both coasts, but quiet weather in metro Detroit


DETROIT – As you may have heard, we have that big nor'easter storm plaguing New England with rain and heavy snow, and the "Pineapple Connection" of moisture flowing directly from Hawaii to the Pacific Northwest, hammering them with heavy rain and strong wind.

But here we sit comfortably in the middle with no weather problems through the weekend. In fact, wait until you see the temps headed this way!

Tonight will feature a continued erosion of the cloud deck that covered us today. By dawn, most of us should be mostly clear. Lows in the low to mid 20s. Northwest wind at 10-15 mph.

Mostly sunny in the morning, followed by partly cloudy skies developing as moisture from that east coast nor'easter actually is thrown back to the west. We'll stay dry, but any clouds you see in the afternoon are associated with that big storm over New England! By the way, the clouds will be rotating from northeast to southwest, so those of us in the Thumb will see them first, and the farther west you are, the less clouds you'll see. Highs in the mid 30s, and it'll be a breezy day with northwest wind at 10 to 20 mph.

Partly cloudy Thursday night, with lows in the mid 20s.

Partly cloudy to mostly sunny on Friday, with highs in the upper 30s. Mostly clear Friday night, with lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly sunny on Saturday, with highs near 40. Mostly clear to partly cloudy Saturday night, with lows in the low 30s.

Partly cloudy on Sunday, with highs in the mid 40s. Partly cloudy Sunday night, with lows in the upper 30s.

Becoming mostly cloudy on Monday, with highs in the mid 40s. Rain develops Monday night, with lows in the mid 40s.

Rain likely on Tuesday, possibly mixing with a few wet snowflakes very late in the day. Highs near 40. Rain and/or snow showers end Thursday evening, with lows in the upper 20s.

Partly cloudy on Wednesday, with highs in the mid 30s.

I've been keeping an eye on the long range computer models, and there appear to be no major storms nor any severe Arctic blasts in our forecast for the next two weeks.

Although it's way too early to say this with any certainty, one of the models actually suggests a Christmas Eve dusting of snow -- we'll see! Of course, I'll be monitoring the models closely (and no Heidi Klum jokes, please).

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