Metro Detroit weather: Chilly Easter morning, warm in the afternoon with sunshine

Highs near 70 degrees

Sunday, April 4, 2021 weather forecast

DETROIT – Happy Easter and welcome to Sunday, Motown.

More sunshine returns and it becomes warmer for the holiday, today. Lawns just starting to get green again, and buds are beginning to appear on some trees. Rain is needed for healthy greenery and vibrant colors. Scattered rain showers are in this week’s forecast along with mild warm conditions during each day.

We will have dry conditions for sunrise services, Sunday morning. It will be chilly, so make sure your car heaters are working. Temperatures start in the middle 30s.

Sunrise is at 7:10 a.m.

Sunday afternoon will be mostly sunny and warmer. Highs will be in the upper 60s and near 70°F. Any Easter egg rolls or hunts will have perfect weather conditions. Just remember to mask up.

Sunday evening will have fair skies and mild conditions. Temperatures will be in the 60s.

Sunset is at 8:03 p.m.

Sunday night will be cool under fair to partly cloudy skies. Overnight lows will be in the 40s.

Monday will be partly sunny with a chance of on and off rain showers. Afternoon temps will be in the middle 60s.

Tuesday will have a slight chance of showers, also. It will be warm again with highs near 70°F.

Wednesday will be mild and partly sunny. Daytime temperatures reach the middle 60s.

Showers are possible again, Thursday. Afternoon temperatures will be in the middle and upper 60s.

Friday and Saturday will be a little cooler under partly to mostly sunny skies. It will be in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Marine Forecast

Lake Erie

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Wind: SE 2-6 knots; Waves: 0-1 foot. Water Temps: 38 degrees.

Lake St. Clair

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Wind: SE 2-6 knots; Waves: 0-1 foot. Water Temps: 35 degrees.

Lake Huron

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Wind: SE 2-6 knots; Waves: 0-1 foot. 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."