Forecast: The calm before the warm in metro Detroit

Temperatures could approach 80 degrees on Thursday!

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist

DETROIT - Increasing clouds overnight, with a small chance of showers toward dawn (most of the night should be dry). Lows in the mid 40s. East wind at 5 to 10 mph.

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Scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm are possible for the Wednesday morning commute to work. There's a chance we could see a bit of a break during the first part of the afternoon, but another chance for more showers and storms should develop by late afternoon and continue into Wednesday night. There's going to be quite a range in temperature, with areas near the state line possibly close to 70 degrees, while some of you to the north may barely make it to 60. East wind at 5 to 10 mph.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are still possible Wednesday night. Lows in the low to mid 50s.

Thursday forecast:

There's technically a shower chance north of M-59 Thursday morning, but I expect a dry afternoon. Most of us should have a relatively pleasant day with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to near 80, except for those of you in Sanilac and northern St. Clair Counties, where chilly Lake Huron will keep you in the 60s near the lake, and in the low 70s farther inland. Partly cloudy Thursday night, with lows in the low 60s.

Friday brings a good chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low 70s. Rain continues Friday night, with lows in the mid 50s.

Weekend forecast:

There could be a shower south of 8 Mile to start the day Saturday, but those will move out, leaving us dry for the rest of the day. Highs in the mid 60s.

It's still a very challenging Mother's Day forecast. Some computer models give us some rain, but others keep us dry. The models are in such disagreement that I would be misleading you if I leaned one way or another right now.

Sunday is a big day, and lots of you (including I) have big plans to celebrate with our mothers, so I'll keep a close eye on the developing pattern and let you know the moment I see some convergence in the models' solutions. By the way, I almost forgot: highs Sunday should be in the mid 60s.

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