Metro Detroit weather: Friday temps rebound

Plus: An intriguing development in next week’s forecast

Metro Detroit weather forecast for April 16, 2021 -- 6 p.m. Update

With the core of that deep upper-level low-pressure area moving eastward, temperatures will rebound into the mid to upper 50s. However, northwest winds will blow at 10 to 15 mph, which will add some chill to the air.

Note: Due to the circulation around that departing upper low pressure area, the Thumb region will keep more clouds and colder temps (mid 40s to near 50 degrees) today.

Friday’s sunset is at 8:16 p.m.

It will become partly cloudy Friday night. If enough clearing occurs where you are just after dark, look for the pretty crescent moon in the western sky. Right above it will be the planet Mars!

Lows by morning should drop into the mid 30s. Northwest wind will slow, blowing at 3 to 6 mph.

It will be partly cloudy to start our Saturday, then it becomes mostly cloudy. Most of us will maintain a dry day, but an isolated light afternoon shower cannot be ruled out. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s.

It’ll remain mostly cloudy Saturday night, with a sprinkle or isolated light shower possible. Lows will dip into the upper 30s.

Again, it will be mostly cloudy on Sunday with an isolated light shower possible. Highs will be near 60 degrees.

It will become partly cloudy Sunday night, with lows in the mid 30s.

What to expect next week

The new work week will start off on a quiet note, with partly cloudy skies Monday morning becoming mostly cloudy during the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 60s.

It will be mostly cloudy Monday night, with lows in the low 40s.

Rain showers will develop ahead of an approaching cold front on Tuesday, with highs nearing 50 degrees.

** Warning: Tuesday’s forecast may be disturbing to some **

There will still be plenty of moisture behind that cold front Tuesday night, and falling temperatures combined with the fact that it will be nighttime (i.e., no solar radiation) suggest that the rain could change to snow. Some computer models, in fact, suggest that there could be accumulating snow!

This is something that I’ll have to monitor over the weekend. If I see any meaningful new data that clarifies things, I’ll update you on Twitter (@PGLocal4). Stay tuned!

Wednesday will be a chilly day with a possible rain or snow shower. Highs will only reach the upper 40s.

Thursday and Friday look dry with some sunshine, and temperatures will surge back into the upper 50s on Thursday, and into the low 60s on Friday. It may be breezy, however.

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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.