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Metro Detroit weather: Dry weekend, rain returns next week

Sunny start to weekend

DETROIT – Get the rakes out! We’ve got a dry weekend ahead in Metro Detroit. Yes, it will be cooler than Thursday’s temperatures in the 50s, but we’ll be rain- and snow-free until next week.

Weekend starts sunny

Expect plenty of sunshine to start the weekend. Clouds will increase for the second half of Saturday as highs hit the low 40s. Winds stay light both days.

Sunday’s highs are only a couple degrees milder. That means both days will be slightly below normal, which is the mid-40s for this point in late November.

Tuesday travels look wet

Rain will move in from the south Tuesday afternoon. The good news is that the colder air on the back side of the storm will stay away from us, so this system will be all liquid for our corner of the state.

Northern parts of the lower peninsula will get accumulating snow, possibly as much as 6 inches around Traverse City.

Rain will end by Wednesday morning. A stray flurry isn’t out of the question, but right now, it doesn’t look like any snow will accumulate.

Windy Wednesday

As Tuesday’s rainmaker departs, winds will crank up to 25-35 mph. Gusts might reach 45 mph at times, so if you’re traveling on north-south highways such as U.S. 23, parts of I-75 or U.S. 127 farther west, high-profile vehicles could have issues.

Turkey’s dry, but not warm

Thanksgiving Day looks dry with at least some sunshine. Winds will relax from Wednesday’s gusts. High temperatures will be slightly below normal. That means we’ll still need warm coats on Woodward Avenue for America’s Thanksgiving Parade and the Detroit Lions game.

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