Metro Detroit weather: Much-needed rain coming -- for some

Wednesday highs in low 70s

It’s no secret that we need rain -- badly. And rain is on the way, but some of us won’t get nearly as much liquid gold as others.
It’s no secret that we need rain -- badly. And rain is on the way, but some of us won’t get nearly as much liquid gold as others.

DETROIT – Here’s the deal: Low pressure situated in Arkansas will track northeast across the Ohio Valley, spreading rain into southeast Michigan.

We’ll start our Wednesday dry, with more clouds south and more sun north. Rain should move into the area during the afternoon (perhaps this morning near the state line), and spread northeast, then continue into Wednesday night. The farther southeast you are (i.e. southeast half of Wayne County, Monroe County), the better the chance you’ll see solid rain out of this -- perhaps three-quarters of an inch to an inch. Hurray! However, rain amounts diminish the farther northwest you go, to the point where Howell will likely only get a little rain. Boo!

Temperatures today will rise into the low 70s by early afternoon, then fall as clouds and rain increase. The warmest temps will last the longest in the north, where you’ll see the sun the longest. Wind will blow from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday’s sunset is at 9:04 p.m.

Showers and possible thunderstorms will continue Wednesday night, with more to the southeast and less to the northwest. Lows will be in the upper 50s. A southeast wind will blow at 5 to 10 mph.

More rain possible

Thursday will be mostly cloudy to partly cloudy, with a scattered afternoon shower or thunderstorm possible. Highs will be in the upper 70s. It will be partly cloudy Thursday night, with lows in the low 60s.

Friday will be partly cloudy with a scattered afternoon shower or thunderstorm possible. Highs will be in the mid 80s. It will become mostly clear Friday night, with lows in the mid 60s.

Weekend forecast

No changes to the weekend forecast: It will be mostly sunny and hot both days, with Saturday highs in the upper 80s, and in the low 90s on Sunday.

Lows Saturday night will be in the mid 60s.

It appears that the hot weather will be with us through most of next week -- get the air conditioning and swimming pools ready!

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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.