Metro Detroit weather: Temperatures to drop after rainy, windy Thursday

Strong wind gusts accompany rain Thursday

DETROIT – The dry stretch in Metro Detroit will come to an end Thursday as rain and wind arrives ahead of a drop in temperatures.

We should at least get through the morning commute dry. Rain chances will ramp up late in the morning in the West Zone. Then, the rain will spread across the area for the afternoon and early evening. Everyone should be dry by 10 p.m. Thursday.

Rain chances
Rain chances (WDIV)

Gusty winds

When the rain begins, wind gusts will start spiking, too. Expect gusts of 35 mph at times Thursday, starting in the West Zone.

The entire area will see 30-35 mph gusts in the evening before everything relaxes toward the Friday morning commute.

Wind forecast
Wind forecast (WDIV)

Temperatures peak, then plummet

It’s just our luck that we’ll get the week’s warmest temperatures during the rain and wind Thursday. Highs will reach the low 50s.

Then, Friday through the weekend, we’ll barely get to 40 degrees in most spots. Morning lows will drop to the 20s both weekend days.

Thanksgiving week changes

We’re still tracking a midweek rainmaker for the travel days leading up to Thanksgiving.

There have been big flip-flops, which are to be expected. Our long-range models are not in agreement, so our confidence in a forecast is very low at this point.

Let’s hang on for a few more model runs before we zero in on a forecast for Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

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