Metro Detroit weather: Warming up for Easter weekend

Highs boost to mid, upper 40s Friday afternoon

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

Good Friday morning!

Given the mild spring we’ve had thus far, it would be appropriate to call Thursday’s winter weather a little speed bump.

Friday’s sunrise is at 7:14 a.m.

In any event, we are starting out our Good Friday clear but plenty cold, with temperatures well down into the 20s. However, wall-to-wall sunshine and much lighter wind will boost temperatures back into the mid-to-upper 40s by the afternoon, which will feel so much nicer than it did yesterday.

Friday’s sunset is at 8:01 p.m. (How about that: The sun now sets after 8:00 p.m. now!)

Mostly clear skies will grace our Friday evening, then some mid and high level clouds will move overhead later at night. Lows will be near 30 degrees.

Easter weekend forecast

Easter weekend looks fantastic. Mid-to-high level clouds Saturday morning will give way to at least partly cloudy skies during the afternoon, with highs surging back into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

It will be partly cloudy Saturday night, with lows near 40 degrees

Easter Sunday will also be partly cloudy -- so it’s full steam ahead for that socially distant Easter egg hunt! Afternoon highs will reaching the mid to upper 60s.

Good news for next week

If you’re wondering just how long the warm weather will last this time, I do not see a single high temperature below 60 degrees throughout all of next week!

Of course, it won’t be dry every day but, if mild is all you’re looking for, you’ll be pleased! Remember that our long-term average high right now is in the low to mid 50s, so we’re certainly doing okay in the temperature department. Except on Opening Day, of course.

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About the Author:

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.