Metro Detroit weather: Warmer temperatures with fog, rain chances this week

Warmer temperatures create fog chance Tuesday morning

GF Default - Local 4Casters: Warmer temperatures with fog, rain chances this week
GF Default - Local 4Casters: Warmer temperatures with fog, rain chances this week

DETROIT – It’s snow-eater week in Southeast Michigan as sunshine coupled with warmer temperatures will take care of our early taste of winter.

Highs Monday made the day above average. We haven’t seen a normal high in Metro Detroit for two weeks, but this isn’t the last of mild air. In fact, most of us will spend the entire next three days at or above freezing.

Fog develops Monday night

With warmer temperatures and melting snow, there will be plenty of moisture near the surface. As temperatures cool Monday night, we’ll see fog develop after midnight.

Models suggest the fog might be denser on the east side where a gentle onshore breeze will add even more moisture. But as clouds increase toward daybreak, visibility should improve during the morning commute. Early drivers will see the biggest issues.

Dry days abound

Clouds will become more plentiful for Tuesday and Wednesday, but we really have only one solid shot of precipitation: rain on Thursday. Even though it might impact our afternoon commute, that rain will be a welcome wash-down because it will get rid of the last of our melted snow, sand, salt and gunk.

Another cool weekend

Temperatures will drop again on the other side of Thursday’s rain.

Temperatures will fall back below normal starting Friday.

We’re monitoring the possibility of some rain or snow Saturday, but we’ll be just on the edge of a larger system staying south and east of us. Even if it shows up, the vast majority of the weekend will be dry.

Thanksgiving week outlook

We told you last week that Thanksgiving week will be below normal. That still holds true, although next Tuesday and Wednesday will get us near normal.

Early indications show we might see some rain Tuesday, but more likely Wednesday. It’s possible some of that could spill over into Thanksgiving morning. But it’s way too early to get agitated about timing. Plan on seasonably cool temperatures for the year’s biggest bar night, with slightly cooler numbers on Turkey Day proper.

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