Metro Detroit weather: Sprinkles possible but staying mostly dry -- for now

Tuesday highs in low 70s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Tuesday afternoon!

Our shower chances today are confined mainly to the morning hours. After a few widely scattered morning showers, we may see a few areas with sprinkles through the lunch hour and early afternoon.

Skies will go from cloudy to partly sunny. Highs will only hit the lower 70s with winds moving SW at 7-17 mph, gusting at 20-25 mph.

These weak Tuesday showers won’t be our only shot at wet weather this week, but we are temporarily dry by the end of Tuesday and into Wednesday. We’ll have a few opportunities to get into some rain later this week.

Today’s sunset is at 6:56 p.m.

Rain chances ahead

Wednesday will be a wonderful day all across SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario with morning lows in the 50s, and highs back into the mid 70s.

Late day storms will get going across Western Lower Michigan with a “marginal risk” for severe storms off to our west late afternoon and evening Wednesday. Storm clusters could produce damaging winds.

A few showers will weaken but will still move into Metro Detroit overnight into early Thursday. Then there’s a chance for a few showers later Thursday afternoon and evening with highs around 77 degrees.

Computer model data shows the heaviest rain moving in on Friday, but not until the afternoon -- which will play a big part in temperatures. For now, a few showers are possible Friday morning, but a slug of heavier rain will hit the region through the afternoon and evening. Friday temps will be in the lower 70s and will continue falling into the weekend.

Weekend preview

Showers will linger into the first half of Saturday, and then we’ll dry out and cool down in the afternoon Saturday and on Sunday. Both weekend days will only hit the low 60s for highs.

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