Metro Detroit weather: Tracking weekend storm chances
If you’ve enjoyed the past few days, then you’ll love our Finally Friday, Brandon affectionally calls it. We’ll have plenty of sunshine today amidst those pretty high, thin cirrus clouds, with warm temperatures continuing as highs soar into the low-80s (28 degrees Celsius). Wind from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph will once again keep our eastside lakeshore locations cooler.
Metro Detroit weather: Warming week with 80s in sight
Good Monday morning! We do have a bit of cloud cover over Metro Detroit but no rain in the area with temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s as you head out and about. What a Mother’s Day Weekend! We had nothing but sunshine and mid to upper 60s although some of your carmometers may have been reading 70 degrees both days. The clouds that rolled in overnight are from showers well off to our west and won’t be a factor in our forecast today. We should see a beautiful sunrise as the sun battles through these clouds as the clouds begin to fade away making for a magnificent Monday.
Snowflakes move out but cold conditions remain
A push of colder air came in late last night and that encouraged the development of some spotty snow showers here early on a Wednesday toward the end of April here in Metro Detroit. Those snow showers laid down a coating on grassy surfaces in our North Zone but most of us won’t see any such concern. Most of those flakes are flying away as our weather disturbance moves east pretty quickly early this morning. There are some clouds lingering in the wake of this system and they will be with us this morning into the early afternoon. The bigger concern this morning is the cold air dropping our temps to and below freezing for a couple of hours this morning. The clouds act like insulation, keeping temps from tumbling into a killing freeze for hours and hours. That is the case in parts of Indiana and Ohio early today. The breeze puts our wind chills in the low and mid 20s so you’ll need the winter garb if you’re letting the dog take you for a walk or if you walk or catch a bus to work. That breeze does mix the air around too which prevents too much frost from forming but it’s not too late to cover any sensitive vegetation if you have concerns early today. It will be even colder around here Thursday morning.