Metro Detroit weather: Clear, cool Friday night with weekend rain looming

Lows in the 40s, low 50s

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DETROIT – Welcome to Friday night, Motown.

October’s first night is just as lovely as its first day. We have clear skies and comfortable conditions. Professional and would be astronomers will be astounded at the sight of Jupiter and Saturn in the southern sky without the aid of a telescope. Families may be inspired to get viewing devices from the attic or basement to view Neptune and Uranus in the southeastern sky after sundown.

We will have a starry night with temperatures in the 60s and upper 50s by midnight. Overnight lows will be in the 40s and low 50s. Depending on your comfort level, we can sleep safely with the windows up or cozy up with a blanket or two.

Sunrise is at 7:32 a.m.

Some rain showers arrive on Saturday, but it will not be a washout. Many festivals and events that start in the morning should go off without a hitch. It will be cool in the morning and mild to warm in the afternoon. Clouds increase as the mercury rises to the upper 70s. A few rain showers start to move in late in the afternoon and Saturday evening. Grab your favorite green and white ponchos before going to the Michigan State football game against Western Kentucky in East Lansing. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday will have on-and-off rain and it will be cooler. Afternoon temperatures will be near 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Monday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs in the low 70s.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will have a mixture of sun and clouds. On-and-off rain persists, but each day will not be a washout. Highs in the low 70s each day.

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About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."