DETROIT – It’s great to see Friday afternoon sunshine. Don’t let it deceive you, though. Some of us are headed below freezing to start the weekend.
After the rain left, strong northwest winds hustled the cloud cover out of Southeast Michigan. That gave us a gorgeous looking finish. But it’s setting the stage for our coldest night of the forecast.
Dry air, clear skies and relaxing winds will put a lot of spots at or below freezing Friday night. Metro Zone locations should remain in the mid-30s, but check the 4ZONE page to find out how cold your backyard will get.
Even though the temperature might get to some scary numbers, it won’t last very long.
Dry air is a double-edged sword in setups like this. As quickly as temperatures will drop overnight, they’ll boomerang to above-normal highs Saturday afternoon. We’ll finish the day near 70!
Sunday will be even warmer, with highs in the mid-70s and morning starts in the mid-50s.
Next week, temperatures moderate to near-normal levels, both on the high and low ends. So no more gigantic temperature swings are in the forecast.
There are many locations that will enjoy a completely dry weekend, but there are multiple shower chances over both days.
Saturday could feature a North Zone sprinkle in the afternoon or evening, then again Sunday morning. But there are better chances of showers during the second half of Sunday, north of I-75.
Take a peek at our 48-hour forecast for your location to see how rain chances will change through the weekend.
From Sunday through Friday of next week, we have solid rain chances every day. The lowest will be Thursday.
Now that almost the entire area is in a moderate drought, this will, no doubt, be welcome. Weekly rain totals could easily surpass one inch in some spots, especially the South Zone.
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