Metro Detroit weather: Touch and go showers, storms all day

Stronger showers, storms expected in the afternoon, evening

We’ll see scattered showers this evening with a few rumbles of thunder, so we need to be cautious heading into Friday night high school football games.

DETROIT – Temps are starting in the upper 50s to lower 60s with patchy fog and light-to-moderate showers. Keep the umbrellas handy, as more impressive showers are on the way later today.

Some early afternoon showers and storms are likely around most of Metro Detroit, but the intense or severe stuff should stay just to our south into Ohio. Still, we can’t be surprised if a storm or two produces gusty winds around here in the afternoon or early evening.

Temps will stay in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees today.

We’ll see scattered showers this evening with a few rumbles of thunder, so we need to be cautious heading into Friday night high school football games. It will be one of those days where we watch the radar up until kickoff, because it’s going to be a close call. Lightning is the deal breaker, though, but we will see less lightning as the sun sets just before 7 p.m.

Today’s sunset is at 6:51 p.m.

Cooling down this weekend

The weekend will get off to a poor start with stubborn showers sticking around Saturday morning as cooler and cooler air keeps coming. Most computer model data shows showers exiting by 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday, but we need to be prepared for a few showers hanging on through the lunch hour and/or the early afternoon -- especially on the east side and into Southern Ontario.

Skies will go from mostly cloudy to partly cloudy Saturday afternoon, and a cool breeze moving WNW at 10-20 mph will keep our temps in the 50s all day.

Sunday will be bright and nice after a chilly morning with lows in the 40s. Sunday sunshine will help highs hit the low 60s, but a breeze moving NW at 7-17 mph will keep it feeling cooler.

Anyone tailgating for the Lions game Sunday? You may want that thicker coat or a couple of layers during the chilly morning hours.

Next week preview

That Sunday sunshine will last for a few days into next week. We expect sunshine and highs in the mid-to-upper 60s through Wednesday, before a rain threat arrives Thursday. Stay tuned!

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