Metro Detroit weather: Finally dry this cooler Friday

Friday highs in mid 70s

We’ll start to see those clouds break up and eventually become partly cloudy this afternoon as the drier air really takes hold. Highs will be in the mid-to-upper 70s with lower humidity. A northwest wind will blow at 5 to 10 mph.


As promised, a cooler, drier air mass has settled over southeast Michigan in the wake of Thursday’s cold front.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:06 a.m.

Clouds will break up this afternoon as the drier air takes hold. Highs will be in the mid-to-upper 70s with lower humidity. A northwest wind will blow at 5 to 10 mph.

Friday’s sunset is at 9:11 p.m.

It will become mostly clear Friday night, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s and calm air.

Weekend forecast

If you have outdoor chores to get done this weekend, or maybe an outdoor art fair to go to, Saturday is your day. Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies, with very pleasant highs in the upper 70s and the humidity well in check.

Clouds will increase Saturday night, but it will remain dry for our Saturday night plans. Lows in the mid 60s.

Most computer models are coming to the conclusion that it will rain on Sunday. The only saving grace is that some models have us dry first thing in the morning, with rain advancing northward through the day. So it is possible that we can salvage a bit of dry weather early Sunday. But at this point, afternoon barbecues and the like appear to be in jeopardy. I’ll keep an eye on things over the weekend and tweet an update (@PGLocal4) if anything changes.

Highs Sunday should only reach the mid 70s.

Hot, humid weather returns

The hot, humid, unsettled weather pattern we just came out of will likely return next week.

We will be steamy with periodic shower and thunderstorm chances Monday through at least Thursday. Highs will generally be in the mid 80s, and very uncomfortable overnight lows will be in the upper 60s to low 70s.

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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.