Metro Detroit weather: Breaking down rain chances for Thanksgiving, this weekend

Cloudier skies tomorrow with higher temps

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DETROIT – Welcome to Tuesday, Motown.

Tuesday was another chillier than average day, with powder blue skies. Afternoon temperatures were in the mid- and upper 30s.

Sunset was at 5:06 p.m. Tuesday.

Jupiter, Saturn and Venus will be visible in the southern and southwestern sky Tuesday evening until Venus sets around 7:30 p.m. Then, families can look in amazement at our solar system’s two biggest gas giants.

Tuesday night will be chilly and mainly clear. Overnight lows will be in the mid- and upper 20s.

This week

Wednesday will have sunshine in the morning and clouds in the afternoon. The wind blows in relatively mild air. We will still be in our jackets, with high temperatures in the mid- and upper 40s.

Scattered sprinkles and light rain are possible by nightfall.

More than a drizzle is likely on Thanksgiving, Thursday. Some raindrops develop during the Turkey Trot, early Thanksgiving morning, and for the start of America’s Thanksgiving Parade.

Balloon handlers and parade spectators will need their ponchos to stay dry. We have experienced colder ceremonies. Thanksgiving morning will have temperatures above freezing, in the mid- and upper 30s.

There will be a lull in wet weather by the end of the parade and when the Detroit Lions take the field for Thanksgiving football in Downtown Detroit. Thursday afternoon will have scattered rain showers, with temperatures reaching the mid-40s.

Be careful on wet roads traveling home from Ford Field for Thanksgiving dinner, wherever that destination might be.

Some raindrops mixed with snowflakes late Thursday night and early Friday morning. Some slippery spots will be around in isolated areas early on deal day Friday.

Shoppers will contend with morning temperatures in the 20s and afternoon temperatures in the 30s as they make the rounds.

This weekend

Saturday will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy and cold. Tailgating weather for the Michigan vs. Ohio State football game in Ann Arbor will have temperatures well below freezing; in the 20s.

Kickoff is at noon at Michigan Stadium. By the end of the game, high temperatures will be in the middle 30s.

Sunday will be partly sunny and chilly, with highs near 40 degrees.

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About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."