Metro Detroit weather: Cooling down after storms

Wednesday highs in mid 70s with sprinkles possible

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Wednesday morning!

Lingering showers overnight are all but gone after Tuesday evening’s dangerous storm line blew through Metro Detroit.

A cold front is pushing through our area early this morning, so we have clearing skies and slightly cooler air slowly returning to Michigan north to south through the morning, and throughout your day. Temps are in the low-to-mid 60s with a few folks dipping into the upper 50s, with that pesky patchy fog as you head out.

Today’s sunrise was at 7:06 a.m.

We should see plenty of morning sunshine today, yet highs will hover in the mid-to-upper 70s later this afternoon. The dew point temps and humidity are also down today, and the winds are not quite as gusty as they were Tuesday. Instead, our winds are mainly from the west today, moving W at 7-17 mph, gusting at 20-25 mph at times.

There’s cooler air moving in with a weak disturbance that may bring a few sprinkles or light showers later this afternoon, but don’t expect much more rain this week, only slight chances today and tomorrow afternoon. These will be widely scattered, light rain showers at best the next two days.

Today’s sunset is at 7:55 p.m.

Even cooler

You will wake up to temps in the 40s and 50s on Thursday and Friday mornings, and Thursday’s highs will struggle in spots to even get into the 70s. Most of Metro Detroit south of I-69 should see low-to-mid 70s under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Again, an isolated rain shower or two is possible, just not very likely into the afternoon.

Cooler breezes will be lighter, moving NW at 5-12 mph -- and that may keep parts of our North Zone in the upper 60s most of the afternoon.

Friday will be a brisk start, but sunshine will help highs hit the mid 70s with a few neighborhoods flirting with 80 degrees. The weather looks great for Friday night football games around Metro Detroit with temps in the upper 60s.

Warm weekend with a rain chance

The start of the weekend looks nice, with Saturday sun and gusty, warming winds taking us well into the 80s. It should be a nice mix of sun and clouds on Saturday and the first half of Sunday.

Clouds will increase into Sunday afternoon, and we do have a shot at showers Sunday evening and Monday -- maybe Tuesday, too -- all across SE lower Michigan and Southern Ontario. We’ll keep you posted as the weekend gets closer.

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