Metro Detroit weather: What to expect for holiday weekend

The big batch of overnight rain has moved north and east of our area, and now we just have some scattered showers to deal with this afternoon, before the rain ends altogether late-afternoon into the evening.

That's great news for those heading to Good Friday services or Passover Seders.  

Temperatures will be a struggle today…holding steady in the low to mid 40s (5 to 7 degrees Celsius).  Adding insult to injury is the wind, blowing from the north at 15 to 25 mph, with higher gusts.  That wind speed and direction has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Lakeshore Flood Advisory for Michigan’s Lake Huron shorelines until 5:00 p.m. Saturday.  

Already high lake levels combined with that wind will generate high surf crashing ashore, causing beach erosion and localized flooding.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:47 a.m., and today’s sunset is at 8:19 p.m.

It appears that we’ll get lucky again for the second day in a row at Comerica Park…the Tigers should be able to play without incident this evening…but it’ll be cool with temps holding in the low 40s (5 degrees Celsius).  

After our temporary reprieve from the rain this evening, the next batch moves in late at night.  Lows in the upper 30s (4 degrees Celsius).  North wind at 15 to 25 mph.


Rain Saturday morning and afternoon should transition to rapidly diminishing scattered showers by late afternoon so, with some luck, perhaps we can get to our second night Passover Seders relatively dry (can’t let that Matzo get wet!).  Highs Saturday remain on the cool side, in the upper 40s (9 degrees Celsius).  

Total rainfall from Thursday night through Saturday will likely be well over one inch.

Saturday night looks cloudy, but dry, with lows in the upper 30s (4 degrees Celsius).


Not only does Easter Sunday still look dry, but it appears that we’ll get some sunshine, too, after a mostly cloudy start to the day.  Combine that with highs rebounding into the mid 60s (17 to 18 degrees Celsius), and it could turn out to be a pretty nice day.  One caveat:  if an Easter Egg hunt is in your plans, the grass may still be wet in the morning…perhaps wait until the afternoon and see if we can dry things up a bit.

Have a joyous and wonderful Holiday Weekend!

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