Metro Detroit weather: Windy conditions arrive Palm Sunday and remain chilly

Colder tonight, milder tomorrow

The wind picks up speed and comes out of the west Sunday afternoon. It will be blowing in chillier air. It will feel like winter instead of early spring with wind-chills in the 30s, even upper 20s, the rest of the day. Westerly winds will blow 15 to 30 mph with higher gusts between 30 and 40 mph. Skies will be mostly cloudy with stray rain showers here and there.
The wind picks up speed and comes out of the west Sunday afternoon. It will be blowing in chillier air. It will feel like winter instead of early spring with wind-chills in the 30s, even upper 20s, the rest of the day. Westerly winds will blow 15 to 30 mph with higher gusts between 30 and 40 mph. Skies will be mostly cloudy with stray rain showers here and there.

DETROIT – Welcome to Sunday, Motown.

Palm Sunday becomes much more windy Sunday afternoon. It remains chilly with scattered rain possible. Sunday night gets much colder with sub-freezing conditions returning. Then, just like that, it becomes milder, warmer and sunnier Monday and Tuesday. It will be chilly again for the Tigers Home Opener.

The wind picks up speed and comes out of the west Sunday afternoon. It will be blowing in chillier air. It will feel like winter instead of early spring with wind-chills in the 30s, even upper 20s, the rest of the day. Westerly winds will blow 15 to 30 mph with higher gusts between 30 and 40 mph. Skies will be mostly cloudy with stray rain showers here and there.

Sunday evening will be colder and mostly cloudy. Temperatures will fall to the 30s after sunset.

Sunset is at 7:55 p.m.

Sunday night will be cold with clearing skies. Overnight lows will be in the middle and upper 20s.

Monday will be sunnier and milder. Afternoon temperatures reach the upper 50s.

Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week, and we can grab our sunglasses, again. Daytime temperatures reach the upper 60s to near 70°F.

A cold front with more showers returns Wednesday. It will be cooler temperatures barely making it to 50°F.

Sunshine returns for the Detroit Tigers home opener Thursday. Our hometown baseball team will host Cleveland at Comerica Park at 1:10 p.m. with the first pitch. It will be mostly sunny but chilly. Anyone allowed around or in the ballpark or going to get vaccinated at Ford Field will need their coats, hats, scarves and gloves with temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s much of the day.

Good Friday will be sunnier as well. It will not be as chilly with highs in the low 50s.

Marine Forecast

Lake Erie

Sunday: Small Craft Advisory. Rainy, chilly and windy. Wind: W 10-25 knots; Waves: 1 to 3 feet. Water Temps: 38 degrees.

Lake St. Clair

Sunday: Small Craft Advisory. Rainy, chilly and windy. Wind: SW 10-25 knots; Waves: 1 to 3 feet. Water Temps: 36 degrees.

Lake Huron

Sunday: Gale Warning. Rainy, chilly and windy. Wind: SW 10-25 knots; Waves: 1 to 3 feet. Water Temps: 34 degrees.

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About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."