Cool down continues…but for how long?

And when will we see the sun again?

Temps will remain chilly for a few more days but expects 70s this weekend.
Temps will remain chilly for a few more days but expects 70s this weekend.

DETROIT – Cool air has settled over the Great Lakes, and reinforcements are on the way tonight. We'll keep plenty of clouds around, although a few breaks wouldn't surprise me. Lows in the low 40s (that's 5° Celsius for you Canadians). Wind should diminish a bit, and eventually blow from the west-northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

We'll start our Wednesday with more clouds than sun, but take your sunglasses with you, as clouds will break up and move out during the afternoon. Even with the added sunshine, we'll only see highs struggle to near or a little shy of 60° (15° Celsius). Northwest wind at 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear Wednesday night, with lows between 35° in the colder spots and 40° in the bigger cities.

Mostly sunny on Thursday, with highs in the mid 60s.

Increasing clouds Thursday night, with lows in the upper 40s.

Light rain is likely at some point on Friday. Highs in the mid 60s.

Rain tapers off Friday night, with lows in the mid 50s.

The weekend continues to be a major challenge, forecast-wise. Just like last weekend, a front will be draped across the area. And just like last weekend, weak upper-level disturbances moving aloft above that front will trigger rain chances. Timing these disturbances this far in advance is such a risky proposition, that I will not mislead you to believe that I (or ANY meteorologist) can time this weekend's rain chances. Suffice it to say, I think there will be dry periods each day, and chances of rain as well. Highs Saturday should reach the mid 70s, and highs Sunday may even push close to 80°.

Monday brings a better chance of showers and thunderstorms (not for the whole day), as a cold front moves through. Highs Monday ahead of the front should again push 80°, before temps drop back into the 60s on Tuesday.

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