Metro Detroit weather: Friday sunshine sets up wonderful weekend

Highs in the low 60s

Sunshine on flower, grass
Sunshine on flower, grass (Pixlr)

DETROIT – Welcome to Friday, Motown.

Today is a great end to the newly, temporarily defined work week and, thus, a great beginning to a new month. The start of May is spectacular!

Everyone loves it when a day becomes sunnier earlier rather than later, and it’s fitting that today, Friday, is that day. Sunshine is re-emerging this morning, and it becomes warm while still being breezy this afternoon. Saturday and Sunday maintain the sunshine while afternoon temperatures become greater. Next week will be pretty nice, as well.

Friday morning started with clouds then became sunnier as early as breakfast time. Skies are still partly to mostly sunny. Temperatures are getting closer to 50 degrees before lunchtime. It’s breezy with a stiff wind blowing from the north at 6 to 14 mph with gusts near 20 mph. Anyone going outdoors will need a jacket to remain warm and comfortable.

Friday afternoon will still be breezy, but it will be sunnier. As sunshine breaks, temperatures rise to the low 60s. Some neighborhoods reach the middle 60s with enough sunshine. This is refreshing weather for folks who stayed indoors during that last two gray and dank days.

Friday evening will be fair and cool. Temperatures will be in the 50s.

Sunset is at 8:33 p.m.

Friday night will be partly cloudy and chilly. Overnight lows return to the low and middle 40s.

Saturday will be partly sunny but warmer. Highs reach the upper 60s during the afternoon. Friday night becomes cloudy with a quick moving front. The front brings rain showers after sunset and before Saturday night.

Sunday will be partly to mostly sunny and warmer after morning rain showers. Highs reach 70 degrees or more during the day.

Monday will be mostly sunny and cooler. Highs will be near 60 degrees.

Rain showers return, Tuesday. Afternoon temperatures will be in the upper 50s.

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