Metro Detroit weather: Cool week with more fog on the way

GF Default - Metro Detroit weather forecast for Nov. 19, 2019 -- noon update
GF Default - Metro Detroit weather forecast for Nov. 19, 2019 -- noon update

Long gone are the sunshine and 50 degree temps around Metro Detroit as we enjoyed Monday, so we’re back to the jackets and gloves on a cooler Tuesday afternoon.

Low and mid-level clouds will rule the afternoon across SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario as highs hang in the lower 40s with very light winds WSW 3-8 mph which doesn’t do much to clear out the pesky fog. Patchy fog and drizzle are likely all the way through the afternoon, and it’s worse in rural areas so be careful with limited visibility and slippery spots. Overall, it’s just a dull and gray day with more of the same on the way.

Wednesday forecast

Wednesday brings more patchy morning fog, and lingering clouds over Metro Detroit all day. Morning lows will be in the lower 30s, which means spotty ice is possible from refreezing snowmelt or drizzle early on. With mostly cloudy skies, highs will only be a few degrees warmer than today as a warm front pushes slightly warmer air our way and we end up in the mid 40s which is pretty close to our seasonal average of 47°F. Whatever snow you have left will be gone by the end of the day Thursday due to a warmer storm moving in.

Thursday forecast

Rain, yes rain not snow, moves in Thursday around lunchtime or just a bit later lasting through your afternoon and evening. Before the rain arrives, partly cloudy skies and a warming breeze (SSW 10-20 mph) should help bring Metro Detroit highs to 50°F or warmer. If you can believe it, this will be the first week of the month with two days of 50°F or warmer. Again, the rain starts in Western Michigan all morning and swings our way which will impact your errand running and the Thursday evening commute.

Friday forecast

Showers end early Friday, and then temps start to tumble Friday afternoon back down through the 40s and ending in the upper 30s by the end of the day. It’s back to the cool stuff this weekend with 20s early and highs only 35-40°F both weekend days.

Weekend and beyond

There is a slight chance for a light wintry mix on Saturday, and a storm coming in Tuesday night and/or Wednesday of next week that could create problems for Thanksgiving travel all across Pure Michigan. Right now it looks like just rain and should be gone by the time America’s Thanksgiving Parade gets started -- We’ll keep you posted!

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