Weather forecast changes on the way to metro Detroit

But the changes are good!

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist

DETROIT - On Thursday, I explained how challenging the extended part of the forecast was.

Friday's computer models are offering enough clarity that I've been able to pull the rain out of part of this forecast! That'll really help those of you still trying to clean up and recover from this week's devastating, historic flood event.

Friday night, expect mostly clear skies, and it won't be nearly as cold as last night. Lows in the low to mid 50s (perhaps upper 40s in the coldest suburbs). Light southwest wind.

We'll start our Saturday with some sunshine, then see clouds increase through the day. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible starting in the afternoon, but not for everybody: I think those of you north of Interstate 69 stand the best chance of see an earlier afternoon shower, while the rest of you farther south may see the rain hold off until some "pop up" showers and storms begin percolating after 3 or 4 p.m. Highs in the upper 70s. Breezy southwest winds at 12 to 18 mph. With a little luck, maybe we can keep most of the day dry for those of you participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day!

Scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday night -- hopefully not too widespread so we can enjoy the Woodward Dream Cruise! Lows in the mid 60s.

Areas south of 8 Mile Road could possibly start Sunday with a scattered shower or thunderstorm but, IF you do, those should end fairly quickly and skies will become partly cloudy. I say "IF you do" because some of my computer models actually end the rain before daybreak on Sunday. Those of you north of 8 Mile Road stand a pretty good likelihood of a dry Sunday. Highs in the upper 70s.

Partly cloudy Sunday night. Lows in the low 60s.

Partly cloudy on Monday, with highs in the upper 70s. Partly cloudy Monday night, with lows in the low 60s.

Partly cloudy on Tuesday, and hopefully staying dry for Frank Beckman's March of Dimes Celebrity Golf Classic up at Indianwood. This is an event I support every year, and we always raise a lot of money for a terrific cause. Highs in the upper 70s.

Becoming mostly cloudy Tuesday night. Lows in the mid 60s.

Then shower and thunderstorm chances return Wednesday through Friday, with highs ranging from the mid 70s on Wednesday to near 80 Thursday and Friday, and overnight lows in the mid 60s.

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