Metro Detroit weather: Chilly start with sunny 60s later

Plenty of sunshine in the days ahead

Metro Detroit weather: Chilly start with sunny 60s later, May 12, 2021, noon update
Metro Detroit weather: Chilly start with sunny 60s later, May 12, 2021, noon update

DETROITHappy Wednesday!

We’ve done it. We made it through that less-than-desirable stretch of May weather, which culminated with pretty crummy Mother’s Day weather. But that’s all in the rearview mirror now, and we can finally look forward to some of the good stuff!

Some of us will become partly cloudy this afternoon, but that will not diminish what’s shaping up to be a fantastic day. Even the wind should be lighter today than it was the past couple of days, generally blowing from the north at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday’s sunset is at 8:45 p.m.

Wednesday night will be mostly clear with lows in the upper 30s and calm air.

Finishing out the week warm

Thursday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with highs in the upper 60s. It will be mostly clear Thursday night with lows in the mid 40s.

Friday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with highs near 70 degrees. Friday night will be mostly clear with lows in the mid 40s.

Weekend outlook

Saturday still looks fabulous, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 70s. It will be partly cloudy Saturday night with lows in the upper 40s.

I’m still keeping Sunday dry and, if we can hang onto the partly cloudy skies, it’ll be another great weekend day with highs in the low 70s.

Important reminder

Even though it’s been cool outside, please remember that the sun’s rays are quite strong now. The temperature has absolutely nothing to do with unprotected skin’s ability to burn if exposed too long. Make sure to wear sunscreen and a hat, even if you’ll be out in the late morning or early afternoon sun for as little as 30 to 60 minutes (less if you are fair skinned).

Remember: Every sunburn you get ratchets up your chances of getting skin cancer. And trust me, as someone who has had cancer, I’ll just say that you don’t want to go down that road.

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