DETROIT – As the rain moves out, temperatures continue to fall, and the coldest numbers will be below freezing in spots.
Few drops left
Widespread rain exits Southeast Michigan during the early evening Thursday. Anything left behind will be a rogue sprinkle overnight and into Friday morning, but most of us stay dry.
In fact, most of us will stay dry through the weekend, too.
Some evening showers might graze the North Zone on Saturday night. Otherwise, we’ll get much better chances of rain -- and plenty of them -- next week.
The temperature swings will be very noticeable in the short term. Going from early-week 80s to highs in the 50s both Thursday and Friday.
Then, we’ll be back to normal by Saturday afternoon.
Sunday brings us the mid-70s. Morning lows are also all over the map. Expect some 30s, outside of the Metro Zone, waking up Friday. But the coldest point will be Saturday morning. Metro Zone and east-side locations might stay above freezing (barely), but there will be some sub-freezing lows, possibly into the 20s.
Even the onset of May (Saturday is the first day of the month) isn’t keeping the winter-like cold away. By Sunday and Monday morning, we’re back to the 50s for lows. Numbers come down a bit next week as multiple likely rain chances arrive.
Beginning Sunday evening, we’ll have rain chances around for five days straight. Tuesday will be the lowest chance in that bunch.
The new drought monitor was issued Thursday, showing everyone in Southeast Michigan under a moderate drought, with the exception of the southern tip of St. Clair County. So this rain is still welcome. Totals might top an inch in some spots over the five days.
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