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Fall temps behind a cold front as Matthew mauls the south

Lows in the 40s

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DETROIT – Friday evening remains warm and beautiful in Detroit and Southeast Michigan, for now. Lower temps arrive tonight, but sunshine remains this weekend. Hurricane Matthew remains a slow-moving monster.

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Friday evening will be warm with partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies in the Motown area. Ahead of a cold front, a few showers may develop, but most areas will be dry. Families going out to dinner or comedy fans going to Detroit's Joe Louis Arena to hear Amy Schumer will have dry roads at sunset. After many events, toward midnight, scattered light rain is possible, but it will not spoil too many late-night events. Drivers will have to dodge only a few raindrops.

Friday night will have a light scattered showers after 9am. By 4am ET, Saturday, the rain moves away and a cold front passes. Chillier air arrives with overnight lows in the mid 40s in the Motor City and in the low 40s in surrounding zones. Heaters or an extra blanket will be needed as snuggle-weather returns.

Look forward to seeing everyone Saturday morning at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Walk at Hart Plaza at 8am ET. Temps will start in the 40s and low 50s, so pick out your favorite pink jacket. Check out my team Pink Detroit!

Skies will be sunny Saturday afternoon, but it will be cool and fall-like. A northwesterly wind will keep temps in the upper 50s and low 60s. Jackets, along with sunglasses, will be needed for daytime events and activities. Football fans going to Spartans Stadium for the East Lansing football game will need their favorite green and white jackets, long sleeve shirts or sweatshirts.

"Matthew"

As of 5pm ET, Hurricane Matthew is a strong, dangerous Category 2 storms with a wind of 110 mph near its eye. Tropical storm- to hurricane-force conditions are being felt from Jacksonville, Florida, to Jacksonville, North Carolina Friday evening through this weekend. Over a foot of rain will fall in places and storm surges will be 6 feet or higher along the coastline.

The storm will not quit. Even when it moves back over open water, it loops back south toward The Bahamas and may re-intensify.

Back in Detroit, it will be mostly sunny and milder Monday and early next week. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be bright. Highs will be in the low and mid 60s Monday then near 70 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

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