DETROIT – The wind certainly announced itself overnight into our Thursday, with some areas getting wind gusts near 40 mph.
Wind should diminish tonight and, before long, will blow from the west-northwest at only 5 to 10 mph. Skies will start out cloudy, but should become partly cloudy late at night. Lows in the mid to upper 30s (3° Celsius for our Canadian neighbors).
Partly cloudy (possibly becoming mostly sunny) on Friday, with highs in the low 50s (11° Celsius). Northwest wind becoming southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday's sunrise is at 8:04 a.m., and Friday's sunset is at 6:30 p.m.
Increasing clouds later Friday night, with lows near 40° (4° Celsius).
Cloudy during the daylight hours on Saturday, with highs in the mid 50s (12° Celsius).
Today's computer models just confirm what I've been telling you all week long: It's going to be a VERY close call with rain for the Trick or Treaters. Rain will approach from the west, so it's possible that some of you to the west get some light showers during prime Trick or Treating time, while some of you in the east hold it off until near the end of Trick or Treating time. This is THAT close of a call. I repeat my advice from yesterday: Plan on getting out as early as possible with the kids -- the earlier you go, the better your chances are of staying dry (no guarantees because of the close call, but you definitely want to improve your odds). Temperatures Saturday evening should be in the upper 40s (9° Celsius).
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Because Halloween is so important to you and me, I will begin a series of frequent live weather updates Saturday afternoon beginning at 4 p.m. I'll start with an update at that time on Local 4 and, through the next few hours, update you frequently on air (including special on-air updates during the Breeders Cup, in addition to on Local 4 news at 6 p.m.), on ClickOnDetroit.com, on Twitter (@PGLocal4 and @Local4Casters), and with push alert messages on the FREE Local4Casters weather app. If you already have the app, make sure you have notifications turned on so you receive my updates. If you don't have the app yet, I suggest downloading it and taking me with you as you head out with the kids. In addition, you can track the rain on our zoomable radar display and stay ahead of the weather.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT #2: Your kids are going to look SO cute Trick or Treating, and you're going to take lots of pictures, too. So, pin your favorite photo onto Storm Pins, and I'm going to show a TON of them on Local 4 News at 6 p.m.! I'm going to talk to my producer, Chris, about giving me extra segments in the newscast to show more pictures. More segments mean more photos I can show. Your kid(s) could be on Local 4! Be sure to watch!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT #3: Almost lost in the Halloween shuffle is the fact that this Saturday night is the time change. Before you go to bed, set your clocks BACK one hour and enjoy that extra hour of sleep! Starting Sunday morning, we'll be back on Eastern Standard Time.
Sunday will be mostly sunny and warmer, with highs near 60° (16° Celsius).
Then get ready for a fantastic stretch of November weather! Look for either mostly sunny or partly cloudy skies Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs well into the 60s (18-20° Celsius). In fact, don't be surprised if we touch 70° (21° Celsius) by the middle of the week!