Rain expected Thursday in metro Detroit


DETROIT – After nearly two weeks without it, we’re finally about to get wet. 

Expect clouds to get lower and thicker Wednesday night. After midnight we may see a light sprinkle. But the air is so dry, even if we see returns on radar, there’s no guarantee the drops will make it to the ground. Temperatures will drop to the upper 40s.

Thursday forecast:

We’ll have much better chances of rain on Thursday. First, widespread showers moving in before the end of the morning commute. Then we’ll get a midday break before more rain arrives in the afternoon. A cold front will move through near sunset. That plus daytime highs around 70 may be enough to give us a few rumbles of thunder, but severe weather is not likely.  Overnight lows will again be in the upper 40s.

Friday forecast:

Rain will linger until early Friday morning, but most of the day will be dry.  Also expect skies to become partly cloudy by afternoon.  Highs will be noticeably cooler behind the front -- in the upper 50s Friday afternoon.

The weekend looks mostly dry. Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs around 60.   We’ll be a bit milder on Sunday, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. There’s an outside chance of rain late Sunday.  But otherwise expect partly cloudy skies. 

Temperatures drop again early next week. Check out all the numbers in the 10-Day Forecast.

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