Metro Detroit weather: What to expect this week

Warmer temps on the way

GF Default - Metro Detroit weather brief, 11/18/2019, noon update
GF Default - Metro Detroit weather brief, 11/18/2019, noon update

DETROIT – Temperatures have already exceeded what the forecast numbers were from this morning, so it’s not such a bad Monday, for a Monday.

Highs are in the mid 40s today and very close to our seasonal average high of 48°F with light winds ESE 5-10 mph tops. That sunshine feels great and will lead to some decent melting today which may bring isolated problems tomorrow morning around Metro Detroit.

Tuesday forecast

Lows will be near freezing to start your Tuesday, so watch out for some of today’s melt refreezing, although it doesn’t look to be a huge deal. Patchy fog could be thick through the entire morning, especially in rural areas where dense fog is likely. Be careful! Other than that, just cloudy tomorrow with highs in the low 40s. An occasional drip or flurry cannot be ruled out but we don’t expect much of any wet weather Tuesday other than that fog.

Wednesday forecast

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy too, but a warm front helps our Metro Detroit highs to land back in the middle 40s. Then, we watch a rainmaker moving our way for your Thursday.

Thursday forecast

Rain moves in Thursday as morning temps in the mid 30s warm to near 50°F or warmer. We’ve only had one other day in the 50s in November 2019, back on November 4th. We’ve had more days in the 20s and 30s in Detroit than we care to remember. The rain will be with us most of the day and this should completely take care of any snowpack and ice in your neighborhoods.

Friday forecast

The rain may linger into Friday morning but it will not be wet all day Friday. Temps start to tumble Friday back down through the 40s and ending in the upper 30s by the end of the day. The weekend looks cool in the 20s early with highs only 35-40°F both weekend days. We may see a little wintry mix Saturday but it’s a bit early to tell. We’ll keep you posted all week.

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