Metro Detroit weather: Slightly cooler, still sunny

Tuesday highs to reach upper 60s, low 70s

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DETROIT – Most of Michigan is in for a great weather week during this last week of September. We’ll have cool nights and plenty of sunshine, which is a great recipe for launching into fall foliage season -- which will be here before you know it. It’s already looking like fall to our north, but we have a ways to go before we see anything really chilly around here.

Morning clouds will decrease to mostly sunny skies, and Tuesday highs will only hit the upper 60s and low 70s with lighter winds. However, today’s winds will move NNE at 5-10 mph, pumping cooler air into Metro Detroit, especially the east side, and our North Zone, where temps will most likely stick in the 60s.

Today’s sunset is at 7:20 p.m.

Pleasant week ahead

It will be cooler Wednesday morning as we awake to morning lows in the 40s to near 50 degrees under clear skies with light winds. Wednesday’s highs will hit the low-to-middle 70s under mostly sunny skies -- a trend we’ll see throughout the week.

There won’t be much change on Thursday or Friday: The weather will remain dry and very pleasant toward the end of this week. Metro Detroit averages highs near 70 degrees and lows near 50 degrees this time of year, and that’s pretty much where we’ll be this week, plus a degree or three.

Possibly rainy weekend

It will stay storm-free during the week, but the weekend is a different story … possibly.

Computer model data is split on how to handle the weekend rain chance. One model brings rain to our area Saturday night through mid-day Sunday. Another computer model has the rain delayed a day, starting Sunday night and lasting into the first half of Monday. And that model is trending nicely, keeping the weekend mostly dry.

It’s too far out to lock into any forecast, so for now, we’ll expect it to be partly to mostly cloudy and 75 degrees Saturday, with rain holding off until late Sunday afternoon and into Monday morning.

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