Metro Detroit weather: Friday rain ahead of big weekend

Rain expected to last through Saturday morning for some

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy Friday!

Halloween Parades at our schools will have to be done inside today.

After our Friday morning soaker, rain showers will become more scattered through the afternoon and evening. That rain will be moving up from the South which means our South Zone and Southern Ontario will likely see the highest rain totals.

There’s a good chance for many spots to see 1-2 inches of rain all day. So, make sure you keep an eye on your basements and your neighborhood storm drains.

Temps won’t move much this Friday, staying in the mid-to-upper 50s all day with a cool breeze moving East at 5-15 mph, gusting at 20-30 mph at times.

Monroe and Wayne Counties are under lakeshore flood warnings from noon today until 5 a.m. Saturday. The combination of relentless rain and persistent winds from the East moving at 10-20 mph, and gusting at 20-35 mph, will keep waves pounding the shorelines of Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. Avoid low lying areas and prepare to see them flood.

Today’s sunset is at 6:30 p.m.

Mostly dry rivalry/holiday weekend

It’s a big weekend ahead with the Michigan Wolverines opposing Michigan State for their annual rivalry football game. Then, it’s Halloween on Sunday.

Friday rain showers will linger through the night and overnight into Saturday morning. So, morning showers are likely Saturday for some areas, especially those East of I-275, with waning showers to the West. East Lansing may get a few sprinkles for tailgaters, but it will be cool and dry for the game, with temps in the low-to-mid 50s and a stiff North breeze.

We will finally get a bit more sunshine on Sunday, and temps will take aim at 60 degrees. We rarely get great days like this on Halloween around Metro Detroit, but we have a good one for you this weekend! We’ll be under partly cloudy skies and temps will be in the low-to-mid 50s for trick-or-treaters by the evening. Thankfully, no rain, snow or biting winds -- enjoy it and be safe!

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