Metro Detroit weather: Foggy veil lifting, temperatures rising Thursday

Highs in the mid 50s

DETROIT – Welcome to Thursday afternoon and the day of deals after Christmas, Motown!

Thursday afternoon becomes less murky. Clouds remain, but temps still soar as families search for deals. Friday and the weekend will still be warmer than average. Wet weather arrives before temperatures fall back to reality early next week; just before the start of 2020.

Thursday afternoon will have some lingering fog early. Drivers must stay alert just after lunchtime. Skies will be mostly cloudy, but it warms up nicely. Highs will be 20 degrees above average or more; in the mid 50s. Conditions will be great to people celebrating Boxing Day at the Detroit City Clubhouse or Merry Mechanical Marvels at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills.

Sunset is at 5:07 p.m. ET.

Thursday evening will be mostly cloudy, cool and dry. Great conditions, again, for basketball fans going to and from Little Caesars Arena for the Detroit Pistons game versus Washington. Tip off is at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Thursday night will be mostly cloudy and cool to downright mild. Overnight lows will be in the low to mid 40s; very high minimums for late December. Patchy fog has the possibility of developing, to use caution on roadways, again.

Friday will be gray for the first half of the day, then will be filled with blue-er skies during the second half. It continues to be unseasonably mild with highs near 50 degrees.

Saturday will become cloudier under cool conditions. Those clouds release rain showers, Saturday afternoon and evening. Heavier, more persistent rain is more likely Saturday night. Daytime temps will be in the upper 40s.

Sunday will be have a chance of rain, and it will be mild. Highs will be in the low 50s. Drivers must be careful driving to and from tailgate parties and Ford Field for the Detroit Lions’ 1:00 p.m. ET football game against the Green Bay Packers.

The final days of 2019 will have temps that come down to earth. Highs will be in the 30s and lows will be in the 20s with mostly cloudy skies, Monday and Tuesday.

Detroit rings in the new year with more seasonable temps (near or below freezing) from Tuesday night, New Year’s Eve, to Wednesday, New Year’s Day.

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