Metro Detroit weather: Warming up with Friday sunshine

Temps to reach upper 60s, low 70s Friday before Saturday rain

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy Friday!

Our rainy and cloudy skies are breaking up and moving on, at least temporarily, and the clouds we have this Friday morning are high and harmless. It is a crisp start with temperatures in the 40s as you head out, with a bit of a breeze making it feel a bit cooler, but we won’t get into wind chills just yet.

Get ready for a gradual clearing of the clouds: That forgotten sun will help us warm up nicely today. Have a great Friday and a great weekend.

Today’s sunrise was at 7:23 a.m.

Skies will go from partly to mostly sunny on Friday, and our highs will respond perfectly, reaching into the upper 60s and lower 70s. The breezes will kick up here and there, moving WSW at 5-15 mph, gusting at 15-22 mph -- and that will be the case through our entire weekend here in SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario.

You’ll probably want or need your favorite high school football sweatshirt if you’re heading to games tonight, as temps will fall quickly through the 60s and may even dip into the upper 50s by your game’s end. It will be a dry day Friday, and dry here before midnight. Showers are on the way again for Saturday.

Today’s sunset is at 7:27 p.m.

Rainy start to weekend

The weekend will be off to a rainy start, with showers moving in around 2 a.m. Saturday, and they will be heaviest and more widespread throughout the morning hours. The clouds and rain showers will keep temps in the mid and maybe upper 60s on Saturday, and that’s it.

Showers should quickly move out in the early afternoon, leaving partly sunny and then partly cloudy skies for the late afternoon and evening. Bottom line: It’s no weekend washout, but you’ll have some pesky showers for the first half of your Saturday.

Sunday will be the beginning of a mostly sunny stretch that is beyond well deserved. Mostly sunny skies will help morning lows in the upper 40s rebound into the low 70s by Sunday afternoon.

Sunny next week, but rain possible Monday

Forecast models have been hinting at a sneaky front moving through Ontario on Monday, and possibly triggering a few showers, especially on the east side. Right now, it looks more like mostly sunny to partly cloudy with a scattered morning shower or two, and then back into that sunshine on Monday. Temps should reach into the mid or even upper 70s to begin the work and school week.

We will still enjoy sunshine most of next week, with those crisp overnights in the 40s to low 50s, and super comfortable afternoons in the low and mid 70s, from Tuesday through Friday.

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