Metro Detroit weather: Rain could turn to snow during trick-or-treating on Halloween

Temperatures could cool quickly enough to lead to snow

DETROIT – Wet weather will drag into Halloween as expected on Thursday, but there are some unwelcome changes in the trick-or-treating forecast.

Persistent rain will continue through Wednesday night. Temperatures will remain steady in the mid-40s. We won’t see many -- if any -- breaks in the evening precipitation. Overnight, the rain will become more scattered.

We’re still expecting scattered showers during the Thursday morning commute, but after that, we should spend much of the late morning and early afternoon dry.


Rain will return during the mid-afternoon Thursday -- around when early trick-or-treaters will be heading outside.

Like Wednesday night, there don’t appear to be many breaks in Thursday evening’s rainfall. Temperatures will be in the 40s for the prime candy hours, but brisk west winds will make it feel like the mid-30s in many areas.

Freaky Forecast
Freaky Forecast (WDIV)

It looks like temperatures will cool a bit quicker Thursday night, so West Zoners could start seeing a transition from rain to light snow by 8 p.m. We’re not expecting any appreciable accumulation. We see some covering of mailboxes, deck railings and other elevated surfaces, and that’s mainly going to show up in the West and North zones. Any flakes should be gone by midnight.

Weekend weather

Saturday and Sunday look like they will be mostly dry after some morning snow showers transition to rain by late morning. Highs both days will stay well below normal, in the mid-40s.

Next week

Metro Detroit won’t feel much different next week. Temperatures will barely touch 50 degrees Monday and Tuesday, with mid-40s taking over again by midweek.

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