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Metro Detroit weather: Temperatures drop heading into weekend

Rain, wind wrap up Thursday night

DETROIT – Rain and wind will wrap up Thursday night, but temperatures are set to take another step backward heading into the weekend.

Highs will return to the low 40s for Friday through the weekend. Morning lows will be below freezing for Saturday and Sunday.

Rakes at the ready

Now that we’ve washed away all but the most stubborn snow piles, those wet leaves that were around before Veterans Day popped up again.

We’ve got a decent dry stretch for the next several days. Saturday will start with sun and light winds. We’ll have more clouds by the afternoon. Sunday will also bring in plenty of clouds.

Thanksgiving week

Most of Thanksgiving week will be dry and, yes, that includes Thanksgiving Day. In fact, Thursday looks like the nicest day of the week.

Temperatures will be below normal for the week, except Monday and Tuesday.

The real headache will be Tuesday’s rain. Right now, it looks like it will start Tuesday afternoon and continue through midnight. That’s when it will transition to light snow. Any accumulation should be minimal, as the system will be moving relatively quickly. Plus, any flakes will be gone by sunrise Wednesday.

Turkey travel forecast

Turkey Day

Thursday will be mostly sunny, with light winds. Highs will get to the low 40s.

Despite it being one of the cooler days next week, we’ll escape any major weather headaches for the Turkey Trot, America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van and the Detroit Lions game against the Chicago Bears in the afternoon.

Black Friday

Early bird shoppers will stay dry on Black Friday, with temperatures in the upper 20s around sunrise. Rain will start to push in during the afternoon. Some of that might hang around into Saturday, as well.

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