Metro Detroit weather: More clouds bring Monday rain chances

Afternoon rain chances Monday with highs in 70s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.
Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Monday morning!

The weather could not have been any better this weekend, but it was far from a nice weekend for those dealing with power outages.

Rain changes will come by the hour today, but we’re starting with increasing clouds this morning and dry road conditions. This morning is mostly cloudy with temps in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Keep your umbrella handy today, and possibly for the rest of the week, with rain chances on the rise.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:42 a.m.

Most of Metro Detroit will remain dry through the morning hours Monday, as we watch light and moderate rain and thunder moving up from the deep south. Clouds will continue to thicken, and the best chance for showers will be after lunch, possibly after 2 p.m., this afternoon.

The rain should move into our South Zone and southern Ontario late Monday morning or early afternoon, and then t will spread north. Those south of I-94 and east of I-275 will have the best rain chance.

Highs will hit the mid-to-upper 70s for those who fend off the rain. Wind will be are on the lighter side, moving ENE to ESE at 5-10 mph.

Monday’s sunset is at 8:32 p.m.

More rain this week

Light, scattered rain and thundershowers are possible overnight Monday into Tuesday. We will see waves of moisture coming and going all week.

These showers are being forced north from the Gulf of Mexico by Tropical Storm Fred, which remains active way down south. So, Tuesday afternoon rain and thundershowers are a good bet with some breaks and warmer, more muggy air moving in. Highs should land in the low 80s Tuesday with light winds moving south at 5-10 mph.

Wednesday and Thursday will be a bit more active, with more direct contact with remnants of Tropical Storm Fred. We expect highs to hang in those low 80s around Metro Detroit all week -- and, with some extended breaks midday, highs could hit mid-to-upper 80s on Wednesday and Thursday.

Friday will likely not be rain free, so no dry day Friday. Scattered showers will continue, even into this coming weekend -- but it does not appear to be a weekend washout.

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