Metro Detroit weather: Warming today with rain, thunderstorms

DETROIT – Highs should get into the low or mid 70s with scattered mid to late afternoon showers and storms.

We should keep an eye to the sky between 4-8 p.m. as we warm up and watch a cold front approaching.

A few storms may intensify bringing gusty winds and hail. Most of us will not see anything crazy and SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario have NOT been placed in a Severe Weather Risk area today.

We just need to be on the lookout.

Friday forecast

You can expect lingering sprinkles or drizzle during the morning drive Friday, but it will be a mostly dry day Friday. A cold front passing through late Thursday and early Friday will bring numbers back below average for a stretch as we will see morning numbers in the upper 40s and low 50s.  

Then, highs struggle under low clouds and drizzle giving way to partly sunny skies and upper 50s for most and a few low 60s if we can get into the sunshine early enough. Unfortunately, it looks like a gradual clearing tomorrow and still breezy WSW 10-20 mph.

Weekend forecast

The weather is a little cool but looking great Saturday for the Race For The Cure in Detroit. You’ll want a sweatshirt in the morning with low 40s and then sun and clouds helps bring highs back into the low 60s with lighter winds to start your weekend.

What about Mother’s Day?

Well, most new model data suggests some shower activity in the mid to late afternoon with temps in the upper 50s to low 60s. We’ll keep you posted hoping to change that!  

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