DETROIT – I'm back after a couple of days off, and nothing has really changed -- that big upper level dome of high pressure is still there, and has kept our jet stream well north in Canada.
That means no storm systems or fronts crossing the Great Lakes, and a continuation of our spectacular (but too dry) weather.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, as some high clouds stream across the area. Like this morning, areas of fog are possible later tonight. Lows in the upper 50s (14° Celsius for our Canadian neighbors). Northeast wind at 3 to 6 mph means that the best chance for fog is southwest of Lake Huron, and possibly near Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie.
Any fog we have Friday morning should burn off between 9:00 and 10:00 AM. Then partly cloudy to mostly sunny, with highs again in the mid 70s (24° Celsius). East wind at 7 to 12 mph means that those of you near the big lakes will be just a tad cooler.
Mostly clear with more patchy fog possible Friday night. Lows in the upper 50s.
The weekend still looks dry, with mostly sunny skies on Saturday (highs in the mid 70s), and partly cloudy skies on Sunday (highs in the low to mid 70s). Hopefully we'll have enough clear skies Sunday evening to see the last Lunar Eclipse until 2018. This one, however, is a special one because it coincides with this year's "Super Moon" (the full moon that's closest to the Earth for the calendar year). The last "Super Moon Eclipse" was in 1982, and the next one won't be until 2033. Partial eclipse begins at 8:07 PM, totality (when the moon takes on a reddish color -- that's why it's also called a "Blood Moon") is from 10:11 to 11:23 PM, and the eclipse ends by 12:27 AM. Remember that lunar eclipses are perfectly safe to look at, and you don't need a telescope!
Monday also looks dry, and then there's finally a chance for some rain (although not nearly enough) as a cold front crosses the area sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday.