Metro Detroit weather: Cold Tuesday, then back to the good stuff

Tuesday highs reach low to mid 50s

This cool stretch is really getting on some people’s nerves, but hang in there -- the good stuff is just around the corner!

DETROIT – We’ll become partly to mostly cloudy for the afternoon and scattered showers will pop up -- but more of us won’t see one than will. If any particularly robust showers pop up, then a few of us may see a repeat of last Friday with some harmless pea-size hail developing.

Scattered as these showers may be, the shower risk is still there, so keep an eye on our app’s real-time radar if you have outdoor plans.

It’ll be breezy once again today, with northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph adding some chill to highs in the low to mid 50s. For perspective, today’s long-term average high is 69 degrees.

Tuesday’s sunset is at 8:44 p.m.

Tuesday night becomes mostly clear with lows in the low to mid 30s. It will be coldest in our typically coldest rural areas, where patchy frost is once again possible.

Let’s get happy!

Finally, Mother Nature grants us a reprieve, as we’ll have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies Wednesday through possibly Sunday!

Highs will steadily climb: We’ll reach the low-to mid 60s on Wednesday, upper 60s Thursday and Friday, and then low 70s for the weekend. Overnight lows will start off near 40 degrees Thursday morning, mid 40s Friday and Saturday morning and then near 50 degrees Sunday morning.

You’ll notice that I’ve pulled the rain out of Sunday’s forecast. Tuesday morning’s computer models suggest a slowing of that next storm system, which will hold off rain chances until Monday. Obviously, we’re still six days out, so I’ll have to monitor. But all signs are encouraging right now for a dry, mild weekend!

Important reminder

Even though it’s been cool outside, please remember that the sun’s rays are quite strong now. The temperature has absolutely nothing to do with unprotected skin’s ability to burn if exposed too long. Make sure to wear sunscreen and a hat, even if you’ll be out in the late morning or early afternoon sun for as little as 30 to 60 minutes (less if you are fair skinned).

Remember: Every sunburn you get ratchets up your chances of getting skin cancer. And trust me, as someone who has had cancer, I’ll just say that you don’t want to go down that road.

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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.