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Metro Detroit weather forecast: Solid rain on the way

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We’ve had a cloudy, but dry day…and now more rain is on the way.  That rain will arrive later this evening, with rainfall amounts by morning potentially between one-half and one inch.  

Temperatures initially near 40 degrees (4-5 degrees Celsius) will rise after midnight and some of us, particularly south of M-59, should be near 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius) by sunrise Thursday.  Wind will first become east this evening, and then shift to the south after a warm front crosses the area…blowing at 5 to 10 mph.

Scattered light showers are possible on Thursday, but there will be parts of the day when it’s not raining.  Rain will tend to increase, however, by late afternoon into Thursday evening.  Highs near 60 degrees (16 degrees Celsius).  South wind at 8 to 12 mph.

Thursday’s sunrise is at 8:08 a.m., and Thursday’s sunset is at 6:25 p.m.  Reminder:   we go off Daylight Saving Time and return to Eastern Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. THIS Sunday, November 5th.  So, make a note that you need to set your clocks BACK an hour before you go to bed Saturday night.  Enjoy that extra hour of sleep!  You’ll also notice that the sun will set an hour earlier starting that Sunday, and the kids will get more daylight for the morning bus stop come next Monday morning.

Another round of showers are likely Thursday night as a cold front approaches.  Temperatures will remain in the 50s most of the night, then fall sharply into the upper 40s toward dawn Friday after the front passes.

After a mostly cloudy start on Friday, skies gradually become mostly sunny.  Highs in the low 50s (11 degrees Celsius).

Increasing clouds Friday night, with lows in the upper 30s (3-4 degrees Celsius).

Mostly cloudy on Saturday…I think the showers I talked about yesterday will now hold off until Saturday evening.  Highs in the mid 50s (12 degrees Celsius).

Showers are likely Saturday night…our date night could become wet (as well as at Michigan Stadium for the Wolverines’ evening game).  Lows in the low 50s  (11 degrees Celsius) as another warm front ushers in some warmer air.  Don’t forget to set those clocks BACK one hour before you go to bed!

Showers are likely on Sunday, with highs in the low to mid 60s (17 degrees Celsius).

Showers and possible thunderstorms are likely Sunday night as yet another cold front crosses the area.  Since the front and any associated storms will likely arrive in the middle of the night when it’s less unstable than during the afternoon, our severe storm risk is pretty low.  The Local4Casters will continue to monitor and let you know about any changes.  Lows near 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius).

Becoming partly cloudy on Monday, with temperatures steady or even falling a bit from the morning low.

The rest of the week is a bit uncertain but, right now, I’m leaning toward a mostly dry week, with cooler highs in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees (9-10 degrees Celsius).


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