Metro Detroit weather: Many chances for some much-needed rain

Steady rain Monday morning becomes scattered in afternoon

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.
Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Monday morning!

I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed that nice taste of summer on Sunday! Our official high at Metro Airport was 83 degrees, which came up just shy of the day’s record high of 85 degrees set in 2018. Not to be outdone, our low of 62 degrees was also two degrees away from our record for the day’s warmest low temperature of 64 degrees, which was set in 1942. However, Sunday’s average temperature of 73 degrees tied the May 2, 1942 record for highest average temperature!

And now, we can look forward to some much-needed rain chances this week, as the entire area is now officially categorized as being in moderate drought.

Monday’s sunrise was at 6:26 a.m.

Keep the umbrellas handy today, as steady rain this morning becomes more scattered by mid to late afternoon. Highs in the mid to possibly upper 60s are a far cry from what we enjoyed on Sunday. Southwest to southeast wind will move at 5 to 10 mph.

Monday’s sunset is at 8:35 p.m.

It will be mostly cloudy Monday night with another batch of showers crossing the area -- possibly even with a stray rumble of thunder, although any thunderstorms should weaken as they move eastward toward our area. Lows will dip into the mid 50s. South winds will move at 4 to 8 mph.

Your week ahead

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, and I think we’ll get by with a mainly dry day. Some high resolution computer models suggest a few widely scattered showers possible by mid to late afternoon, so keep an eye on our app’s radar if you have outdoor plans, just in case. Highs will be in the upper 60s.

More light rain is possible Tuesday night, with lows in the mid 40s.

We may start our Wednesday with a lingering shower from the Tuesday night batch that comes through, but the sun will come out and be with us during the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 50s, and it’ll be a breezy day.

Wednesday night will be mostly clear, with lows near 40 degrees.

Thursday starts with some sunshine, then clouds increase during the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 50s. Rain is likely Thursday night, with lows near 40 degrees.

Friday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers possible. Highs will reach the upper 50s. Friday night will be mostly clear, with lows in the upper 30s.

Weekend outlook

Saturday begins mostly sunny, which is a good thing since I’ll be emceeing this season’s opening of the Farmington Farmers’ Market in downtown Farmington -- it cannot possibly rain on a meteorologist opening a farmers’ market! Clouds will increase during the afternoon, and showers are possible by Saturday evening. Let’s hope this timing holds! Highs will be in the low 60s.

Showers are likely Saturday night and probably lingering into Sunday, with highs Sunday in the low to mid 60s.

Melanoma Monday

Monday, May 3 is National Melanoma Day, and I’ve posted a very important, short blog that I strongly urge you to take a couple of minutes to read. Click here to read the article.

What I share is a true eye-opener, and I hope you’ll forward it to your friends and family.

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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.