Metro Detroit weather forecast: 1-2 inches of rain possible tonight through Friday morning

Rain, thunderstorms expected overnight


DETROIT – Highs will hit 80 degrees Wednesday and the winds are still cranking SW 10-20 mph gusting over 30 mph at times.

The heat may help to spark isolated severe storms this afternoon as Metro Detroit is under a Marginal Risk for severe weather today and tomorrow.

Rain, thunderstorms tonight

We will see some heavier rain and thundershowers finally taking shape tonight, especially after sunset or after 8 p.m. Some heavy downpours with thunder and lightning overnight and into the Thursday morning commute.

Another wave of heavier rain and storms rolls through into the afternoon and again we will see a very slim chance for storms to hit severe strength with wind and hail threats.

Highs will hang in the low and mid 70s with gusty winds. Most of us will see mostly garden variety thundershowers tomorrow with 1-2 inches of rain possible tonight through Friday morning when all is said and done.

Friday forecast

Friday starts wet, but we expect to see some sun by the late afternoon as we keep the umbrellas handy through 2 p.m. to end the work and school week. Highs in low 70s with clouds gradually clearing and breezy conditions calming down by late afternoon.

The great news is that we are clearing out for a nice start to the weekend with sun and 65 to 75 Saturday, cooling Sunday with a chance for rain and thundershowers by Sunday afternoon.  

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