Metro Detroit weather: Chance of scattered showers Wednesday night

Lows in mid-50s

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DETROIT – After a few showers this morning that I certainly didn’t expect, it was back to full sunshine and very pleasant temperatures, as many of us once again got close to or above 70 degrees (21 degrees Celsius). However, as I’ve been telling you all week, don’t get used to it. The party’s over.

Clouds will increase Wednesday night, and there will be an increasing chance for scattered showers as the night progresses. Then, later at night, a more numerous batch of showers and possible thunderstorms (not severe) will cross the area. Some of these, in fact, may stick around for the morning commute before exiting. This will also be our last mild night for a while, with lows in the mid-50s (12 to 13 degrees Celsius), with a light wind from the south.

Thursday morning’s sunrise is at 7:53 a.m.

Once the showers and storms move out first thing Thursday morning, we should see a few breaks of sun develop. But we’ll also see a couple of showers around at any point until the showers increase later in the day into Thursday evening ahead of an approaching cold front. Just keep in mind that the middle part of the day could become sneaky pleasant if we can minimize the showers and keep those peeks of sun around, as highs reach the mid 60s (18 degrees Celsius). It will become breezy though, with a south to southwest wind at 10 to 20 mph.

Showers end Thursday night, with lows dropping back into the low-to-mid 40s (6 degrees Celsius).

Partly cloudy to start on Friday, then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s (12 to 13 degrees Celsius).

Mostly cloudy Friday night, and I cannot rule out a sprinkle or brief light shower. However, I think we’ll remain dry for our Friday night high school football games. Lows in the low-to-mid 40s (6 degrees Celsius).

Weekend Update

At this point, I’m going to take shower chances out of the Saturday forecast. Mostly cloudy skies to start should become partly cloudy during the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s (12 to 13 degrees Celsius).

Becoming mostly clear Saturday night, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s (3 to 4 degrees Celsius).

Mostly sunny to start on Sunday, then clouds increase during the afternoon. Some rain could approach from the south by mid-to-late afternoon, mainly for areas south of I-94, before spreading northward Sunday night. Highs Sunday in the mid 50s (12 to 13 degrees Celsius).

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Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.