Metro Detroit weather: Will we get any Friday sun?

Metro Detroit weather: Will we get any Friday sun?
Metro Detroit weather: Will we get any Friday sun?

DETROIT – We are once again starting our day with low clouds as the pesky north-northeast wind continues to bring low-level moisture from Lake Huron into southeast Michigan.

Although the wind won’t change much today, there are some indications that some drier coming southward out of Ontario will generate some breaks in the overcast by late afternoon, so some of us may finish the day with a few peeks of sun but, overall, it’ll be mostly clouds today.

Highs will be similar to Thursday’s highs, in the mid 30s (1 degree Celsius), with a north wind at 5 to 10 mph.

Today’s sunrise is at 8:02 a.m., and today’s sunset is at 5:19 p.m. By the way, today’s average high of 32 degrees (0 degrees Celsius) and average low of 19 degrees (-7 degrees Celsius) are our lowest average highs and lows of the year. Those numbers start going up on February 1st so this, along with the slowly increasing daylight, is reason for optimism!

Becoming partly cloudy Friday night, with lows in the low 20s (-5 degrees Celsius). North wind at 4 to 7 mph.

Weekend forecast

Partly cloudy on Saturday, with highs in the mid 30s (2 degrees Celsius). Partly cloudy Saturday night, with lows in the low 20s (-5 degrees Celsius).

Mostly cloudy on Sunday, with highs in the mid 30s (1 degree Celsius). Mostly cloudy Sunday night, with lows in the mid 20s (-4 degrees Celsius).

Next week outlook

No change to what I’ve been telling you all week: there are no big storms in our forecast through the end of next week. We’ll be dry Monday through Wednesday with some sun, but more clouds. Highs in the mid 30s (1 to 2 degrees Celsius) and lows in the low to mid 20s (-5 to -4 degrees Celsius).

A cold front comes through Thursday afternoon, and we’ll warm up into the upper 30s to near 40 degrees (4 degrees Celsius) ahead of the front, which means that any precipitation ahead of the front will be rain showers, but they will be light.

It then becomes breezy and colder with snow showers on Friday, and the trend of colder temperatures will continue into the following week.

About the Author:

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.