Metro Detroit weather: Warmest day of the week, rain on deck

Dry Thursday with highs in high 50s, low 60s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Thursday morning!

Clouds haven’t completely moved out yet -- which is a good thing, because clear skies might have us 5-10 degrees cooler.

Instead, it’s partly to mostly cloudy and dry with temps in the mid 40s to near 50 degrees as you head out. It’s light jacket weather early today, but with our warmest day of the week on tap, you’ll be able to shed the jacket later this morning. Bonus: There’s no need for the umbrella during daylight hours.

Today’s sunrise was at 8:02 a.m.

We’ll have some milky sunshine today with highs heading into the upper 50s to lower 60s this afternoon, which is above our average high of 57 degrees. Expect more sunshine than we saw yesterday, though that isn’t saying much.

Rain is on the way later Thursday night and overnight, but don’t cancel your outdoor evening plans because showers will be very spotty after the sun goes down.

Today’s sunset is at 6:32 p.m.

Rainy Friday

Scattered rain showers will turn into more steady, heavy rain after midnight into Friday morning. That means we’re in for a sloppy and difficult morning drive Friday.

We will have a few waves of rain showers coming at us from the South and West. The heaviest rain totals will be in Canada and our South Zone, or areas south of I-94. When it’s all said and done, some of those spots may get 1-2 inches of rain, while the rest of us will see rain totals between one-quarter- to three-quarters-of-an-inch of rain all day.

Most of the steady, heavier showers will break up Friday evening, but still plan for some wet weather at your high school football games or any other Friday plans. Hopefully we catch a break and start to dry out Friday night.

Drying out this weekend

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

The Michigan Wolverines face off against Michigan State at noon Saturday, when clouds will give way to only partly sunny skies and temps will reach the mid 50s. There’ll be a stiff breeze from the north.

Halloween is Sunday, and it looks great right now. Conditions remain dry and highs will be close to 60 degrees -- so we should be trick-or-treating in temps closer to 50-55 degrees Sunday evening.

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