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Metro Detroit weather: Near record highs, soaking rain ahead

Soaking rain, dense fog arrive Tuesday

DETROIT – Metro Detroit will be near record highs on Tuesday, but it will come with soaking rain and dense fog.

Clouds have started increasing ahead of rain, which will begin Monday night. First, we'll see scattered light showers, with the main push of rain arriving for the morning commute.

Overnight lows will arrive around midnight, in the mid- to upper 30s. Temperatures will then rise into the daylight hours Tuesday.

As the warm air moves in, watch out for dense fog overnight through the morning commute.

Expect plenty of rain on Tuesday. Amounts will range from 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. Don’t be surprised to hear a few rumbles of thunder, as well.

But despite the clouds and rain, temperatures will spike to near our record of 53 degrees, which was set back in 1882. Highs will be in a wide range from near 60 degrees at the Ohio state line to the upper 30s in Sanilac County. We break down those numbers on our 4ZONE Forecast page.

Cold air will rush in behind a cold front late Tuesday. Moisture will be exiting, too, so precipitation should stay as all rain throughout the evening, before drying out after midnight.

Temperatures will be at or below normal for the remainder of the work week, but there is a warmup in store for the weekend. Check out the 10-day forecast for all those details.

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