Metro Detroit weather: After frosty morning temperatures skyrocket Saturday afternoon

Temperatures go from freezing to the 70s

Saturday, May 1, 2021 weather forecast

DETROIT – Welcome to Saturday, Motown.

Get ready for an amazing temperature increase today. It’s a welcome feeling considering the cold start we had Saturday morning. We start with frost on the windshield and end up with T-shirt weather by this afternoon. It will be breezy and milder tonight and warmer tomorrow. More much needed rain returns after the weekend.

Saturday morning will be freezing and frosty in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. Frost will be patchy south of M-59 -- Hall Road and more widespread north of the main thoroughfare, especially in The Thumb. Temperatures start in the 20s and low 30s.

Sunrise is at 6:30 a.m.

A healthy wind blowing from the southwest at 9 to 19 miles per hour will help temperatures surge. No jackets, hats or gloves will be needed to wear to stay warm. In fact, we can switch to short sleeves and shorts at the end of the day. Highs will be in the low 70s under mostly sunny skies.

Saturday evening will be fair and mild. Temperatures will be in the 60s.

Sunset is at 8:32 p.m.

Saturday night will be fair to partly cloudy. Furnaces can take a break because it will be mild. Overnight lows will be in the low and middle 50s.

Sunday will be partly sunny and warmer. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Rain showers arrive with a frontal system Sunday night. Lows will be in the 50s.

Soggy weather remains Monday and it will be mild. Highs will be near 70 degrees.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be damp with scattered rain showers. Each day will be cooler than the next. Tuesday’s highs will be in the middle 60s. Wednesday afternoon temperatures will be in the low 60s.

Thursday will be partly sunny and cool. Highs will be in the low 60s.

Friday will have scattered showers again. Daytime temperatures will be in the low 60s.

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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."