Metro Detroit weather: Cool start with storms coming later this week

Wednesday stays dry, highs in low 50s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Wednesday morning!

It’s a calm, but cool, start around Metro Detroit, and clouds are key.

Areas seeing fewer clouds and more clearing west of Ann Arbor are already in the low and mid 30s -- brrrr. Parts of our area may see the clouds fade enough for temps to dip down to the upper 30s for a while before the sun really gets up. Those of us with more clouds will be slightly warmer in the lower 40s this morning without much of a breeze.

Either way, it is jacket weather if you’re going to be outside this Wednesday morning.

Today’s sunrise was at 8:01 a.m.

Our skies over SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario will remain cloudy to only partly sunny today. Winds have calmed down compared to the last couple of days, coming from a cool direction NNW at 3-8 mph.

High pressure is trying to help the Great Lakes region stay dry after some healthy rains earlier this week, but we will struggle to warm up, with highs only in the mid-to-upper 50s.

We won’t have the best looking days today and Thursday, but we will stay mostly dry.

Today’s sunset is at 6:33 p.m.

Warm Thursday, rain Friday

Thursday will start with a nice mix of sun and clouds.

Clouds from our next rain maker will slowly fill in throughout Thursday. It will be our warmest day of the week, with highs hitting the upper 50s to low 60s. Winds will be slightly more active, moving ENE to ESE at 5-15 mph, gusting at 15-22 mph.

Skies will become overcast Thursday evening, but the rain will hold off to our South and West during this time. We will likely see some rain sneaking in after 8 p.m., but most of the wet weather should fall after midnight, with most of the heavier rain starting after 2 a.m. Friday.

Friday will bring more rounds of rain starting early in the morning. More rain showers will pull in just after lunchtime, making for some wet football fields around Metro Detroit.

Friday temps will stay in the 50s all day, with a pesky wind that will keep that wet and raw feeling around. The showers will become much more scattered after 5 p.m., so we should be able to get those Friday night high school football games in, but bundle up and bring the rain parka just in case.

Mostly dry weekend

Other than a few scattered Saturday morning rain showers, conditions will be drying for our big weekend ahead.

The Michigan Wolverines will oppose Michigan State with a noon kickoff Saturday. Clouds will give way to partly sunny skies with temps in the mid 50s.

Halloween is Sunday and it looks great right now. Highs will be close to 60 degrees, which means temps should be closer to 50 degrees Sunday evening during trick-or-treating. The evening will remain dry.

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