Metro Detroit weather: Honing in on holiday weekend forecast

Light showers moved into the area this morning, followed by a break with some actually getting some fuzzy sunshine for a short time.

The next big batch of rain is crossing mostly the western half of lower Michigan early this afternoon, so it’ll be just scattered light showers for most of us initially, then shower and thunderstorm chances increase by late afternoon and evening.  

Some of us will actually reach 70 degrees (21 degrees Celsius) for a high…but don’t get used to it, as a cold front will cross the area early this evening.  It’ll be a breezy afternoon, with south-southwest winds at 15 to 25 mph.

We could get a brief break from the rain after the cold front passes by, but rain will return overnight and the Friday morning rush hour will be a rainy one. Temperatures will drop into the low 40s (6 degrees Celsius).  Wind will shift to the northwest, at 10 to 15 mph.


Rain reigns for the first half of our Friday, then we should see it start to break up during the afternoon. With some luck, perhaps we’ll only have scattered light showers left over by the time we head to Good Friday evening services, or our first Passover Seder.  Highs Friday will only be in the upper 40s (9 degrees Celsius), quite a change from today’s temperatures.

It appears that we’ll see another break from the rain for a while Friday night, but rain returns once again either late Friday night or first thing Saturday morning.  Lows in the upper 30s (4 degrees Celsius).


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