Metro Detroit weather: Mild Veterans Day with rain; snow chances coming

Thursday highs in low 60s with afternoon rain chances

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Thursday afternoon!

Today could be our last mild or warming day of the week -- and maybe of the year.

A warming wind will start cranking all across SE lower Michigan and Southern Ontario, and it may try to rattle those garbage cans here and there.

Skies will be partly sunny as highs hit the low-to-mid 60s one last time, helped by those breezes moving SSE at 10-20 mph, gusting at 25-35 mph at times.

A warm front is pushing through this morning, and an approaching cold front will bring rain chances our way later this afternoon. The showers will be coming from the south and west and may begin as early as 2 p.m., but expect showers through the mid and late afternoon into your evening drive. The rain will begin to wind down around 8 p.m.-9 p.m. with a few evening showers still likely.

Today’s sunset is at 5:15 p.m.

Limited moisture will move out overnight and temps will begin to tumble in Metro Detroit.

Cooling down Friday

We’ll call Friday “moving day,” as temps will be in the 30s to near 40 degrees in the morning with mostly clear skies. We will see some Friday sunshine, but as the cool air marches in and winds pick up (moving SSW at 10-20 mph), clouds will begin to form and move in with an isolated shower. Temps will be in the upper 40s to low 50s.

We don’t expect much precipitation on Friday. Still, some scattered, lake-enhanced shower chances exist for the afternoon and early evening on Friday.

Rain, snow chances this weekend

A wintry mix is more likely on Saturday.

Saturday, and the entire weekend ahead, will be cold.

We expect morning lows in the upper 20s to low 30s, and highs will only be in the low 40s at best both days. We will see those winds move WSW at 10-20 mph Saturday.

The wind will act as a lake effect machine, drawing in scattered light rain and snow showers mainly during Saturday afternoon.

Sunday is still up in the air with a quick moving snow maker on the way, racing through the Midwest -- and its target is not yet clear. There’s a chance we will get snow showers that could put down a coating here and there. We will keep you posted as we get closer.

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