Metro Detroit weather: Chance of rain ahead of temperature drop

Temperatures to return to December norms

DETROIT – We're finishing Monday with temperatures in the 50s, but it's the last time we'll be able to say that for at least 10 days, and maybe all year.

Temperatures won't fall far Monday night, and they'll still be in the upper 40s by daybreak. Rain is on the way, though. Showers and possibly a rumble of thunder will arrive after midnight. Most of it should be gone for the morning commute, but it will be a close call, especially on the east side.

Winds will pick up Monday night, reaching 25-35 mph with gusts over 40 mph at times. They won’t die down much Tuesday.

Temperatures will tumble through the day Tuesday, from the upper 40s in the morning to the mid-30s during the drive home. With winds still brisk during the day, it will feel like the mid-20s. Most of the day will be dry, but look for a few snow showers in the evening. They shouldn't leave any accumulation, though.

Beyond that, we will stay chilly, but not far below normal for this time of year. All the numbers are in the 10-day forecast.

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