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Metro Detroit weather: Dry with cooler temperatures continuing into morning

Rain chances return Tuesday

Ben Bailey takes a look at the upcoming weather forecast on Aug. 24, 2017. (WDIV)
Ben Bailey takes a look at the upcoming weather forecast on Aug. 24, 2017. (WDIV)

DETROIT – We started crisp Thursday morning, but expect even cooler temperatures by Friday morning.

The clouds that have hung with us most of the day will exit overnight. Any light showers around in the next few hours should fade before sunset. Lows will range from the low 50s in our Metro Zone to the mid-40s in parts of our West and North Zones. Our 4ZONE Forecast page breaks it down.

Look for plenty of sunshine on Friday, but that will only take temperatures into the low and mid-70s. Humidity will continue to be a non-issue.

From there, temperatures will steadily ramp up through a fantastic weekend. On Saturday, look for mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s. Sunday will be partly cloudy with highs near 80 degrees.

Rain chances won't return until Tuesday, and just about all of us could use it. This week's Drought Monitor was released Thursday morning, showing no change from last week. Much of our West and South Zones remain in the abnormally dry category.

Also, Harvey is now a hurricane, and while it's way too early to tell if we'll see any effects of the storm, flooding could reach catastrophic levels in south Texas. You can find the latest on our homepage at ClickOnDetroit.com.