Metro Detroit weather: Big warmup on horizon

Weather takes turn toward colder season


DETROIT – Two weeks ago, I warned you that I was finally seeing on the horizon (sometime late this week) a transition to more traditional November weather. Last week, I told you to get your leaves done on the upcoming weekend, because the following weekend’s weather wouldn’t be so accommodating.

Not only is this forecast still on track, but it’s probably a more permanent change as we take a bigger turn toward our colder season. So enjoy this week’s milder temps, because we’re now living on borrowed time.

Monday night will be a relatively quiet night, with increasing high clouds. Lows will be in the upper 30s -- 3-4 degrees Celsius for our Canadian friends -- with a very light south wind.

More of those high, cirrus clouds will be around Tuesday morning than during the afternoon, with highs in the mid-50s (14 degrees Celsius). South-southwest winds will blow at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday’s sunrise is at 7:24 a.m., and Tuesday’s sunset is at 5:11 p.m.

Clouds increase again Tuesday night as a weak cold front approaches. One or two very brief, light showers are possible, but I think virtually all of us will have a dry night. Lows will be in the low 40s (6 degrees Celsius).

It will be partly cloudy Wednesday, with highs in the mid-50s (14 degrees Celsius).

Wednesday night will be mostly clear, with lows in the upper 30s (3-4 degrees Celsius). Wednesday night’s clear skies are great news for those of you who want to see the annual Leonid Meteor Shower. I’ll have details for you either in Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon’s weather article.

It will be mostly sunny Thursday, with highs near 60 degrees (15-16 degrees Celsius). Thursday night will be mostly clear, with lows in the mid to upper 40s (8-9 degrees Celsius).

Friday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy and become breezy. Highs will be in the low to mid-60s (17 degrees Celsius). This will be the last of our warm days for a while, so take advantage of it.

A strong cold front approaches Friday night, with rain showers likely in advance of it, and those showers could have some gusty winds with them. Lows will be near 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius).

it will be mostly cloudy, windy and much colder Saturday, with temps slowly falling through the 40s (from 9 degrees to 7 degrees Celsius). A scattered rain shower is possible, and don’t be surprised if the afternoon brings a sleet shower, too.

It will be mostly cloudy and still windy Sunday, with highs in the low 40s (6-7 degrees Celsius).

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