Metro Detroit weather forecast: Nicest day of the week is Wednesday

And you don't want to hear what comes next…


I’m getting a lot of negative feedback about this week’s weather, and I’m right there with you:  this stinks!  It’s the first week of May, and average highs right now are in the mid 60s (19 degrees Celsius).  Sunshine and average temps would be great, wouldn’t it? 

The scattered light rain showers and patches of drizzle that have plagued us today should wind down this evening.  Skies will also start clearing out late at night.  Lows in the upper 30s (4 degrees Celsius).  Wind initially from the west at about 20 mph will shift to the northwest this evening, and settle down to under 10 mph by dawn.

Wednesday is our nicest day of this week, so take advantage of it.  Skies become mostly sunny, and temperatures should respond accordingly…getting close to 60 degrees (15-16 degrees Celsius) for an afternoon high.  Light and variable wind means that you’ll be able to enjoy the nice Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday’s sunrise is at 6:26 a.m., and Wednesday’s sunset is at 8:35 p.m.

Increasing clouds Wednesday night, with some rain possible by late at night.  Lows in the low 40s (5-6 degrees Celsius).

Thursday and Friday are going to be just miserable.  Expect a long duration rain event, with breezy conditions developing Thursday, and downright windy weather on Friday.  While it’s too early to try and project specific rain amounts, I can at least tell you there’s the risk for two-to-four inches of rain, and that would cause flooding IF it occurred.  Please give me another day to digest the computer model data before taking this forecast “to the bank.”  But I do want you to be aware of the possibility, and start thinking about any issues you might face if you live in a flood-prone area.  Adding insult to injury is the temperature…expect highs only near 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius) both days, with lows in the low 40s (5-6 degrees Celsius).

Rain showers are likely Friday night and, as colder air wraps around the big storm system, we may even see some wet snow.  Uh, yeah.  You read that right.  Remember:  I’m just the messenger.  Lows Friday night in the upper 30s (4 degrees Celsius).

Your Weekend

Right now, Saturday looks to be mostly cloudy, breezy and cold, with scattered light rain showers possible (possibly with some wet snow very early in the day).  Highs in the mid to upper 40s (8-9 degrees Celsius).

Sunday looks dry, with some sunshine developing.  Highs in the mid 50s (13-14 degrees Celsius).

Finally, Some Good News

The long range computer models suggest a large area of high pressure dominating our weather for most of next week.  That means a lot more sunshine than this week (that’s not saying much, of course), with highs probably around or a little above 60 degrees (15-17 degrees Celsius).  I think you can handle that.

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