Metro Detroit weather: Feeling like spring Sunday afternoon with scattered rain

Highs in the mid 50s

DETROIT – Welcome to Sunday afternoon, Motown. Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa! Today is day four of Kwanzaa, and the theme is Ujamaa (Collective Economics).

Rain becomes more scattered Sunday afternoon, but more persistent rain returns after sunset. It remains damp and above freezing overnight. Monday will be mild, but colder air arrives New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with snowflakes.

The Detroit Lions take on the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field at 1 p.m. During the game the rain outside becomes more scattered in the afternoon. The Detroit area will still have cloudy skies for the afternoon, but it becomes warmer. It feels like spring-time again with high temperatures in the middle 50s.

Another round of rain returns Sunday evening and Sunday night. Sunday evening becomes wet with light to moderate rain which will move in from the south. Temperatures will be around 50°F at dinner time. Families going out to Kwanzaa celebrations and Hanukkah ceremonies will need to be careful on wet roads. As always, look out for pedestrians.

Sunday night will still be wet. Overnight lows will be near 40°F. In fact, Monday will be raining in the morning.

The one-and-a-half day rain total will be around an inch or more in many spots. Homeowners must make sure their basements are secure and dry.

Monday afternoon will be mostly cloudy and mild. Highs will be near 50°F.

After a cold front passes, it becomes colder for New Year’s Eve Tuesday and New Year’s Day Wednesday. Tuesday will have scattered snow showers from lake affect snow generated with wind whipping off of Lake Michigan.

Temperatures will be in the 30s all day . By midnight and when we ring in 2020, snowflakes will have gone away, and the temperature will be at 32°F. Bundle up before going out to New Year’s Eve parties.

Happy New Year, Wednesday. New Year’s Day will be partly sunny and chilly, but not too cold. Highs will be in your 40°F.

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