Metro Detroit weather: Chilly forecast for Thanksgiving Day

Dry, cloudy Thanksgiving ahead

DETROIT – Sunshine was a bit bashful Wednesday, but it should be eager to emerge by Thursday afternoon.

On Wednesday night, clouds will thicken toward dawn. Temperatures will hit their lows around 30 degrees at midnight and remain steady through daybreak. Bar-nighters won’t mind, will you?

Thanksgiving Thursday starts chilly but dry for Turkey Trotters. Don't expect any sun, but breezes will be light. Temperatures will hang just below freezing at race time.

During America's Thanksgiving Day Parade, clouds will still be with us. Warmer air will work in from the southwest, bringing temperatures to the upper 30s when Santa arrives.


Our Detroit Lions will get the best weather of the day. Clouds will break up throughout the game, allowing sunshine to greet fans as they head home to celebrate a big Lions win (that's called wish-casting). Temperatures will max out in the low 40s.


Black Friday shoppers will enjoy even milder temperatures, at least for afternoon bargain-hunting.

We’ll start the day around 30 degrees and rise to 50 degrees by mid-afternoon under mostly sunny skies. By late Friday night, a cold front will move through, possibly bringing a few rogue raindrops, mainly to our North Zone. If they show up at all, they’ll be gone by morning.

Apparently there is some sort of sporting contest going on in Washtenaw County Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will be close to normal with dry conditions.


Have a great Thanksgiving! See you on Woodward tomorrow morning.

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