Metro Detroit weather: Keep those umbrellas handy

Tuesday highs in the 60s

Metro Detroit weather forecast for May 4, 2021 -- 6 a.m. Update
Metro Detroit weather forecast for May 4, 2021 -- 6 a.m. Update

DETROITGood Tuesday morning!

We are starting off our Tuesday on a dreary note, with fog -- dense in some spots -- and showers creating less than optimal driving conditions. The showers will diminish and most of them should be gone by lunchtime. A cold front will cross the area late morning and, with any luck, perhaps we catch a thin spot in the overcast late in the day and see a bit of fuzzy sun as somewhat drier air moves in.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:26 a.m.

The one bright spot is that we’re at least starting the day mild, with early morning temperatures generally in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees ... and you’ll notice the humidity, too. We’ll rise into the mid 60s by lunchtime, and then flatline from that point forward after the cold front -- which is nothing more than the front edge of a cooler air mass -- passes by.

Light south wind early this morning will become southwest ahead of the front, and then shift to the northwest at 10 to 15 mph after the front passes by.

Tuesday’s sunset is at 8:36 p.m.

It will be mostly cloudy with a possible shower Tuesday night. Cooler lows will reach the mid 40s.

Rainy week with some sunshine

Any Tuesday night rain should end by dawn Wednesday. The day will start cloudy, and then sunshine will develop by the afternoon. Highs will be near 60 degrees. Overall, not bad for Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Clouds will increase Wednesday night, with lows in the low 40s.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with rain developing during the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 50s. Rain ends Thursday night, with lows near 40 degrees.

Friday could potentially start with a bit of sun, but skies will cloud up and showers will once again develop. Highs will be in the upper 50s. Friday night will become mostly clear, with lows in the mid to upper 30s -- and we’ll be monitoring the potential for some late-night frost in our typically coldest rural areas.

Weekend forecast

Saturday morning will be mostly sunny, then becomes partly cloudy. Highs will be in the low 60s. Clouds will increase Saturday night, with rain developing late. Lows will dip into the low to mid 40s.

The computer models still differ on our Mother’s Day weather, but right now it still appears that we’ll be dealing with some rain. Sorry Moms … I’m doing the best I can to steer that system farther south! Sunday highs will be in the low 60s.

And beyond

It appears that we’ll finally shake this unsettled weather pattern next week, as it looks to be dry Monday through Thursday at this point.

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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.