Metro Detroit weather: Rain chances this afternoon, evening

Thursday highs in low, middle 50s

Metro Detroit weather: Rain chances this afternoon, evening
Metro Detroit weather: Rain chances this afternoon, evening

DETROIT – We are still in the cool pool of air around Metro Detroit: Thursday morning temps are in the 30s and low 40s as you head outside.

Luckily, there’s not much of a breeze left, but you’ll still want a light jacket -- and preferably something waterproof. Rain is coming later.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:22 a.m.

We will see a nice sunrise and pretty, partly sunny skies through most of the morning slowly filling closer to lunchtime.

Rain may creep into parts of our West Zone midday, but most of our rain chances will be moving through SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday. High temps will struggle and settle in the low and middle 50s for most of the afternoon and early evening with light winds moving SW to NW at 5-10 mph.

Thursday’s sunset is at 8:38 p.m.

We will copy and paste that Thursday forecast onto Friday, making it a cool and wet end of the work and school week.

Right now, computer model data keeps most of Metro Detroit dry until early Friday afternoon. We’ll do our best to bring you any changes in case some wet weather sneaks in earlier on Friday. But count on afternoon and evening rain showers with highs only in the 50s.

Mother’s Day weekend

The reward is a mostly dry Mother’s Day weekend. We wish we could bring our loving moms some warmer weather, but we will keep things dry most of both weekend days.

Saturday should be a beautiful mix of sun and clouds after a chilly start in the upper 30s. Highs will hit 60 Saturday, and possibly a touch warmer for Mom’s Day.

A rain maker will be sliding south of us on Sunday morning, and could bring a few showers in late on Sunday evening. With increasing clouds, we may only see upper 50s to end the weekend. Obviously, the more sunshine, the more 60s are possible, and we’ll take it if we can get it.

Stay tuned!

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