Metro Detroit weather: Back to the good stuff

Tuesday highs in mid 60s

Metro Detroit weather forecast for April 13, 2021 -- 6 a.m. Update
Metro Detroit weather forecast for April 13, 2021 -- 6 a.m. Update

Good Tuesday morning!

Sunrise was at 6:55 a.m.

We are past yesterday’s little weather speed bump and we have a much nicer day ahead today, featuring plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid 60s. Technically, a cold front will approach later today, but there is so little moisture aloft for it to work with that not only will it not be able to generate any precipitation, it’ll also have a hard time generating clouds! Wind will blow from the southwest at 8 to 13 mph.

Tuesday is the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan so, if you are observing, I wish you a Ramadan Mubarak! Today’s sunset is at 8:13 p.m.

It will be mostly clear to partly cloudy Tuesday night, with lows in the low 40s. West wind will become southwest and move at 2 to 5 mph.

Rainy (and snowy?!) week ahead

It will be partly cloudy Wednesday morning, then clouds will increase and a shower is possible by late afternoon or early evening. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s.

A larger area of rain showers should move in later Wednesday night and, if you happen to be out, don’t be entirely surprised if you see some wet snowflakes! Lows will be in the mid 30s.

Showers will continue throughout the day Thursday, and it’ll be a raw, chilly day with highs only in the upper 40s. Shower chances continue through Thursday night, with lows in the mid 30s.

I still cannot rule out a shower Friday morning, as the slow-moving upper-level low pressure area trudges along to the east. Highs, however, should rebound into the mid to upper 50s during the day.

It will be partly cloudy Friday night, with lows near 40 degrees (4 to 5 degrees Celsius).

Weekend outlook

The weekend pattern is still somewhat uncertain, but I think we’ll get through the day Saturday on a dry note, with partly cloudy skies becoming mostly cloudy during the afternoon. Highs will be near 60 degrees.

Sunday is the more uncertain of the two days. Our region could potentially remain dry until a rain chance develops by late Sunday afternoon -- I’ll hopefully develop more confidence in this part of the forecast by tomorrow. Sunday highs will again near 60 degrees.

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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.