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Metro Detroit weather: More sun, more warmth

Thursday highs will top out in upper 60s

We will once again start our day on a briefly chilly note -- temps at the time I am writing this article are in the upper 30s to low 40s. However, abundant sunshine and a very dry airmass means that temperatures will rise quickly as soon as the sun gets high enough.
We will once again start our day on a briefly chilly note -- temps at the time I am writing this article are in the upper 30s to low 40s. However, abundant sunshine and a very dry airmass means that temperatures will rise quickly as soon as the sun gets high enough.

DETROITHappy Friday Eve!

Wasn’t yesterday a beautiful day? Still not satisfied? Want more for your money? Alright, the people have spoken!

Thursday’s sunrise was at 6:14 a.m.

Like Wednesday, some of us will remain mostly sunny through the afternoon, while some of us will become partly cloudy. Temps should eventually top out in the upper 60s between 4 and 5 p.m., with a very light northwest wind at 3 to 6 mph. What a day!

Thursday’s sunset is at 8:46 p.m.

It will be mostly clear Thursday night, with lows in the low to mid 40s.

Friday will be a carbon copy of Thursday (Curmudgeon Alert: Do you young people even know what a carbon copy is?), with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies, and highs near 70 degrees.

Friday night will be mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 40s.

Weekend update

The weekend still looks terrific, with partly cloudy skies both days, and a continuation of mild temperatures in the low 70s. Overnight lows Saturday night should be near 50 degrees -- not bad for your early morning jog, Sunday.

Repeating my important reminder

Even though it’s not hot 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 had an ugly battle with cancer 32 years ago, 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.