Metro Detroit weather: Stuck in the 40s with rain

Holiday weekend outlook improving

Showers have crossed the area during the overnight hours, and a larger, steadier batch of rain is headed our way -- we’ll get that during the late morning through mid-afternoon. Combine this with a brisk northeast wind moving at 15 to 25 mph and highs will only reach the mid to upper 40s.
Showers have crossed the area during the overnight hours, and a larger, steadier batch of rain is headed our way -- we’ll get that during the late morning through mid-afternoon. Combine this with a brisk northeast wind moving at 15 to 25 mph and highs will only reach the mid to upper 40s.

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Friday’s sunrise was at 6:02 a.m.

Showers have crossed the area during the overnight hours, and a larger, steadier batch of rain is headed our way. Combine this with a brisk northeast wind moving at 15 to 25 mph and highs will only reach the mid to upper 40s.

However, we really need a good soaker like this -- the latest drought monitor report still shows all of southeast Michigan in moderate drought.

One added hazard is that the brisk northeast wind has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a lakeshore flood advisory for the Lake Erie shoreline until 10 p.m. Friday evening.

Friday’s sunset is at 9 p.m.

Showers will dot the landscape Friday night, with lows in the low to mid 40s and a north-northeast wind blowing at 10 to 15 mph.

Memorial Day weekend

The computer models still don’t have a good handle on the upper level low pressure system developing to our northwest. Some models bring renewed rain from that pressure system all the way north to I-69, and keeps that rain going all day long. Meanwhile, other models have our region completely dry on Saturday. And some models are in between.

For now, I’m sticking with my forecast from the last few days: A few showers are possible Saturday morning for the souther part of our area, with rain chances decreasing and sun chances increasing the farther north you are, and the later in the day we get.

Highs Saturday will be in the low to mid 60s, and it’ll still be breezy with a north-northeast wind blowing at 10 to 20 mph. Saturday night will be mostly clear, with lows in the low to mid 40s.

Sunday will be mostly sunny -- this will be the nicest day of the holiday weekend. Highs will be in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. Sunday night will become partly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s.

Memorial Day will start with some sunshine -- at least partly cloudy skies -- and then clouds will increase during the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s.

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Holiday message from Paul

As you enjoy your holiday off, please pause for a moment and remember what this day is truly all about: honoring those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Nothing expresses this better than something that my friend told me:

Armed Forces Day is for those still in their uniform. Veterans Day is for those who hung up their uniform. Memorial Day is for those who never made it out of their uniforms.

Have a safe holiday weekend, and remember that the sun’s rays are now at their strongest of the entire year. Even with temperatures peaking in the 60s, that temperature has no impact on the sun’s rays ability to burn you. Please remember the hats and sunscreen, especially for the kids.


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.