Rain, rain is going away

Windy and chilly afternoon ahead


DETROIT – Well, rain reigned last night and this morning. The rain totals I’ve received thus far show that most of our area received between 1” and 1.5” of rain, with some brief, localized flooding in spots. 

As of now, all flood advisories have expired, and the last of the scattered patches of light rain should be gone by early afternoon.  Clouds will be stubborn this afternoon, but I think we’ll see at least partial sunshine develop by late afternoon or early evening.  

Temperatures won’t budge much…holding steady in the low to mid 40s (6-7° Celsius for our Canadian friends across the river). But those clouds, combined with the northwest wind at 15 to 25 mph will certainly make it feel cooler.

This evening’s sunset is at 7:55 PM, and it’ll be dry if you’re heading to and from the Red Wings game, with temperatures in the low to mid 40s.

Mostly clear tonight, with lows in the low 30s (0° Celsius).  Northwest wind diminishing to  5 to 10 mph.

Expect a much better day on Tuesday, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 40s (9° Celsius).  Tuesday’s sunrise is at 7:20 AM, and Tuesday’s sunset is at 7:56 PM.

Mostly clear Tuesday night, with lows in the low to mid 30s (1° Celsius).

Partly cloudy and warmer on Wednesday, with highs near 60° (15° Celsius). 

Even warmer air will surge into the area Wednesday night, with shower chances ramping up, as well.  Lows only dipping into the mid 50s (12° Celsius).

Shower and thunderstorm chances continue Thursday ahead of an approaching cold front, with highs in the low 60s (17° Celsius).  At this point, I do not expect any severe storms.

That cold front knocks highs back into the upper 40s (9° Celsius) on Friday, where we still have a shower chance.

A much stronger cold front slams through on Saturday.  It’ll bring a chance of rain and snow showers, with highs in the mid to upper 40s (8-9° Celsius), and it’s going to become quite windy…you’ll definitely notice the wind.  I can’t possibly get specific on the front’s exact timing yet, but temperatures will fall sharply behind it.

Then get ready for a brutally cold Sunday (by April standards), with partly cloudy skies more than offset by highs only in the mid to upper 30s (3-4° Celsius).

Fortunately, it appears that the sharp cold snap won’t last long…the extended range computer models suggest that we’ll start warming back up to near average April temps by the middle of next week.

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