Metro Detroit weather update: Nov. 16, 2021 afternoon, evening forecast

Rain on a window.

DETROIT – Here is the Metro Detroit weather forecast update for Nov. 16, 2021 afternoon and evening.

Local forecast

Rain returns Wednesday

  • Clouds are on the increase later Tuesday night, ahead of rain that moves in overnight and most of Wednesday.
  • Most of what falls Wednesday will be scattered and light to moderate rain, but in the evening, there could be some heavier downpours.
  • Thursday, we should dry out as this system exits, but a few lingering drops/flakes can’t be completely ruled out.
  • It’s also going to be breezy both Wednesday and Thursday.

Brief warm-up

  • The strength of this system is going to usher in some milder air, helping us get into the lower 60s for highs Wednesday.
  • It won’t last, though. We’re back to the 40s for the rest of the week and this weekend.

Rain/snow return next week

  • Another system looks to bring us some rain late Sunday into Monday.
  • On the back side of this system, we’ll likely see the rain change over to snow later Monday into Tuesday.

Other headlines

Partial lunar eclipse

  • We’ll have to see how cloud cover shakes out, but we have the chance to see a partial lunar eclipse overnight Thursday into Friday morning.
  • It starts at 1:02 a.m., is maximized at 4:02 a.m. and ends at 7:03 a.m. (times for the airport in Romulus).
  • While the moon won’t be 100% covered in the earth’s shadow, it’ll be 97% -- so it should look pretty red.
  • Forecast: I’m still fairly confident that clouds will break for us to see this.

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