How Hurricane Joaquin affects weekend weather in metro Detroit


DETROIT – Hurricane Joaquin is the main weather story going into the weekend.

I'll discuss the storm's impact on our forecast later, but lets start with our chilly temperatures. Numbers continuing cooling in southeast Michigan. Overnight we'll see even more locations in the upper 30s, although most spots will have lows in the low 40s. Winds will relax somewhat overnight, but will still be noticeable.

Friday forecast:

Friday will look and feel almost identical to today. We'll have plenty of sunshine, breezy northeast winds up to 20 mph and high temperatures barely hitting 60 in the afternoon.

Saturday forecast:

Saturday things begin to change, as clouds increase and the dry air starts to get pushed out. We'll see a persistent moisture flow from the Atlantic that will give us at least a chance at a late shower, but most of us should stay dry. With less sunshine, highs will only hit the upper 50s.

Sunday forecast:

Sunday, expect overcast skies and scattered showers that will continue into Monday. Overnight lows won't be as chilly -- they'll be in the mid 40s to around 50 degrees.

We're keeping close tabs on Hurricane Joaquin. It's looking more likely that the hurricane will remain offshore and not make direct landfall in the United States. Although there is HIGH uncertainty in this forecast. If you've been following it over the last 24-48 hours, you understand how difficult it's been to predict where this storm is headed.

Our rain chances for this weekend are not exclusively from Joaquin. There's a very deep trough of low pressure across the southeast and mid-Atlantic states that is funneling moisture into the Great Lakes. So even if Joaquin stays over the open waters of the Atlantic, we'll likely still see a dreary finish to the weekend.

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