Metro Detroit weather: Not as cold Friday night, but furnaces still needed

Lows in the upper 20s, low 30s

Metro Detroit weather forecast April 2, 2021 -- 11 p.m. Update
Metro Detroit weather forecast April 2, 2021 -- 11 p.m. Update

DETROIT – Welcome to Friday night, Motown.

It becomes chillier Friday night but not as cold as it has been the past few. Three planets have a good chance of being visible before dawn. Milder air blows in on a southerly wind Saturday and it will be milder. Easter Sunday will be warmer and higher than average temps are due next week with a few rain showers.

Friday night will be clear and cold. Bundle up before going outdoors to view Mars in the west-northwestern sky before midnight or Saturn and Jupiter in the southeastern sky between 5:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. Remember to bring the pets indoors, make sure furnaces are working and grab an extra blanket. Overnight lows will be in the 20s.

Sunrise is at 7:12 a.m.

Saturday will be sunny and milder. The only cooler spots will be in Port Huron and the neighborhoods north of I-69 and into the Thumb, where highs will be closer to 50 degrees. The rest of the Detroit area will have highs closer to and just above 60 degrees.

Welcome to Easter Sunday, also known as Resurrection Day. As the sun rises again, daytime temperatures will eventually reach the upper 60s.

Monday will be mostly sunny and mild. Highs will be near 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tuesday will have a chance of showers. It remains mild to warm. Temperatures climb back to the upper 60s during the day.

Wednesday goes from mostly cloudy to partly sunny under mild conditions. Daytime temps will be in the low and middle 60s.

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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."