Metro Detroit weather: Several chances for rain this week

High temperatures in mid-70s

DETROIT – Metro Detroit certainly doesn't need any rain, but there are plenty of chances for more over the next several days.

Expect clouds to increase Monday night, but radar trends show most of the precipitation crossing Lake Michigan is drying up, so the vast majority of us will remain dry. Lows will be in the low to mid-50s with a light south breeze.

We won't see nearly as much sunshine on Tuesday. Mostly cloudy skies will last through the day. Expect better chances of showers mainly in our North and West zones, and primarily in the afternoon. Highs will be warmer, despite the lack of sun. Those numbers will range from the upper 60s in our North Zone to the mid-70s in our Metro and South zones.

Rain will become more likely midweek. Both Wednesday and Thursday, expect to get wet at times. High temperatures will be cooler, in the 60s.

Then, as we look forward to Memorial Day weekend, we’ll stay dry both Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will be slightly above normal for the end of May, in the mid- to upper 70s.

Rain chances return for Sunday and Memorial Day Monday, with near-normal highs still in the 70s. Neither day looks like a washout, and Sunday’s chances look higher than Monday. But timing things out beyond that isn’t really a fruitful exercise this far out.

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