Metro Detroit weather: Cloudy but pleasant holiday

Monday highs in mid 70s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Monday and Memorial Day!

Today’s sunrise was at 6 a.m.

I’ve always said that, on a three-day holiday weekend, you do pretty well if you get best two-out-of-three -- meaning two nice days out of the three.

So, by this standard, we’re living large this Memorial Day weekend with two nice days in the bag, and a third coming today. We’ll have more clouds Monday than we had over the weekend, but some of them will be mid and high level clouds that allow fuzzy sunshine to get through. Combine that with highs in the mid 70s and a southwest wind blowing at only 5 to 10 mph, and we have all the ingredients for a pleasant day.

Monday’s sunset is at 9:03 p.m.

Monday night will be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s. A southwest wind will move at 2 to 5 mph.

Cloudy, rainy week ahead

It will be partly cloudy on Tuesday, with highs in the upper 70s. Clouds will increase Tuesday night, with lows in the upper 50s.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s. Shower and thunderstorm chances continue through Wednesday night, with lows near 60 degrees.

Showers and thunderstorms are more likely on Thursday, with highs in the low to mid 70s. Let’s hope we get some solid rain from this, because another hot, dry spell looms.

Showers will end Thursday night, with lows in the upper 50s.

Friday will be partly cloudy with highs near 80 degrees. It will become mostly clear Friday night, with lows in the low 60s.

Weekend preview

The upcoming weekend looks quite summery, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 80s.

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A Memorial Day 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 neighbor, Troy, texted me last week:

“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.”

I offer my heartfelt gratitude to those of you who have served, and especially to those who never came home.

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.