Metro Detroit weather: What to expect this weekend

80 degrees possible next week

DETROIT – As you’ll read below, there’s an 80 degree (27 degrees Celsius) high coming our way!

Southwest winds increasing to 10 to 20 mph are ushering in milder air, and we’ll see temps respond with highs in the low 60s (16 to 17 degrees Celsius).

Partly cloudy for a while Friday night, then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the low 40s (6 degrees Celsius).

Weekend forecast

Saturday should start dry, so get out there early if you want to get some jogging in. Rain will develop during the day -- earlier in the southwest and latest in the northeast -- and, unbelievably, the computer models STILL have not come into agreement on the timing.

Some models (such as the HRRR, GFS and NAM) bring in the rain as early as early-to-mid-morning. Some models (such as the RPM and GRAF) bring it in midday. And some models (the ECMWF and UKMET) hold off the rain until late afternoon.

And yes, I’ve been all over those models this morning. Now you see the challenge that sometimes faces us meteorologists. I am hopeful that today’s new run of the models finally start showing some convergence in solutions.

Ben Bailey will update you later on Local 4 News and, as always, I’ll tweet updates (@PGLocal4) if I develop any more confidence in the unfolding scenario. Regardless, the clouds will hold highs in the upper 50s (15 degrees Celsius).

Rain ends after midnight Saturday night, with lows in the low 40s (6 degrees Celsius).

Sunday may start with a lot of clouds, but we should see some developing sunshine during the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s (15 degrees Celsius).

Get ready for another warmup!

Monday looks nice, with partly cloudy skies and highs back into the low 60s (17 degrees Celsius).

Then on Tuesday, a solid southerly flow sets up and, despite increasing clouds, highs should hit 80 degrees (27 degrees Celsius)!

Then we play tag with a front Wednesday and Thursday, so much needed rain via showers and thunderstorms are likely on at least parts of those days. Showers may linger into Friday and, tentatively, next weekend is looking nice!

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