Metro Detroit weather: Scattered showers to start the week

Monday highs in low 70s

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DETROIT – An area of low pressure is moving across Michigan as our shower starter, and that system won’t eject until just after 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

A trailing cool front may keep a few showers around a little bit longer this afternoon on the east side and into Southern Ontario.

Skies should stay mostly cloudy through the morning, with a few more cloud breaks through the afternoon. Highs will hang in the low-to-mid 70s, with winds moving ENE at 4-8 mph.

The evening drive will be in better shape than this morning. There will likely be another wave of showers late, late Monday night and/or overnight into early Tuesday.

Today’s sunset is at 7:09 p.m.

More rain chances

We have several rain chances this week, but none of those chances look very heavy or serious.

Tuesday may start with some light showers in the early morning, and then become partly sunny and mild with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Wednesday will bring rain back into play late in the day, and that’s a pattern we will see more of. Showers on Wednesday afternoon or evening will move up from the south. Ahead of the showers, Wednesday highs may hit the mid-70s, depending on cloud cover. Right now, we expect only partly sunny skies Wednesday before the rain moves in late in the day.

The computer model data for the end of this week shows afternoon and evening showers will likely move in through the afternoon both Thursday and Friday. Again, there are no signs of deluge or flooding rains in our future, just lighter nuisance showers, instead.

Our temps will stay in the upper 60s and low 70s throughout our week ahead, including the weekend.

Weekend preview

It is a bit early, but computer model data shows Saturday sunshine and mid 70s or warmer, and a slight chance for showers Sunday. Stay tuned!

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