Forecast: Couple of nice days ahead in metro Detroit

However, weekend still looks shaky

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist

DETROIT - Becoming mostly clear tonight with lows in the mid 50s in the Urban Heat Island (center of the metro area), and down closer to 50 in the farther suburbs. Light north wind.

Mostly sunny on Thursday, with highs in the mid 70s. North wind at 5 to 10 mph. Mostly clear Thursday night, with lows in the mid 50s.

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Mostly sunny on Friday -- perhaps becoming partly cloudy by late afternoon. Highs near 80. Becoming mostly cloudy Friday night, with lows in the low to mid 60s.

I'm becoming increasingly confident about the chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday, but the timing is still up in the air. Most of the models (while somewhat fuzzy on this) seem to suggest a morning through mid-afternoon timing, with dry weather for the late afternoon and evening. But this is far from certain, so give me another day or two to try and nail this down for you if you have plans. Highs in the upper 70s, with lows Saturday night in the mid 60s.

Shower and thunderstorm chances continue on Sunday and, just like Saturday, the timing is quite uncertain. Highs near 80, with lows Sunday night in the low 60s.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely on Monday into Monday night. Highs near 70, with lows Monday night in the mid to upper 50s.

Partly cloudy on Tuesday, with highs in the low 70s.

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