Metro Detroit weather forecast: Rain diminishing


The rain moved in right on schedule late this morning and early this afternoon and, as a result, temperatures didn’t fare all that well as many areas struggled just to get near 40 degrees (5 degrees Celsius).  

Scattered showers are possible this evening, followed by a decrease in activity as the night progresses.  Although a cold front will cross the area, cloud cover and damp conditions will hold temperatures in the mid to upper 30s (3 degrees Celsius).  It will remain breezy though, with generally southwest winds at 10 to 20 mph, and higher gusts possible.

Thursday looks to be a dry day (with the possible exception of a stray shower of rain or wet snow in the Thumb first thing in the morning).  As far as sunshine, don’t get too excited about the possibilities.  Ben Bailey and I were just talking a short time ago about the various factors that strongly lean toward cloudy skies overall, with potential sunshine developing late in the afternoon perhaps an hour or so before sunset.  Temperatures won’t rise much as colder air streams in behind tonight’s cold front, with highs only in the low 40s (5-6 degrees Celsius).  It will be continued breezy as well, with west-northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday’s sunrise is at 7:25 a.m., and Thursday’s sunset is at 5:11 p.m.

Becoming mostly clear for a while Thursday night, before mid and high level clouds return late at night.  Lows in the upper 20s (-2 to -1 degree Celsius).

Any partial sunshine to start our day on Friday will disappear behind increasing clouds, although the daylight hours should remain dry.  Highs in the mid 40s (7-8 degrees Celsius).

Rain develops Friday night, and it’ll really come down for part of the night.  In fact, a stray rumble of November thunder is even possible!  Temperatures will remain steady for a while, and then start rising later at night.

Rain chances continue through the day on Saturday (so much for getting any leaves done).  Highs in the low 50s (10-11 degrees Celsius), and it’ll become windy late in the day as a strong cold front approaches and eventually crosses the area.

A period of wet snow and snow showers is possible Saturday night after the cold front moves through but before the moisture is stripped out, but I’m not concerned about accumulation at this point.  Lows near 30 degrees (-1 degree Celsius) means that there could be some icy patches first thing Sunday morning.

Windy and cold on Sunday, with highs in the mid 30s (2-3 degrees Celsius).  It’ll be another difficult day to try and get those leaves raked.

Most of Thanksgiving week looks mostly dry across the nation…it’s starting to look like a great week for travel.  I’ll keep you posted.

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