Metro Detroit weather: Dry, windy travel day before wet Thanksgiving

Wednesday highs in mid 40s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Wednesday afternoon!

We’ll see some waves of clouds coming and going all over SE lower Michigan and Southern Ontario today, a busy travel day, and things are looking just fine around here and most of the country.

We’ll call today partly cloudy to only partly sunny with highs in the mid and upper 40s, a little warmer than yesterday. The big assist in warmth today will come from the breeze moving S at 7-17 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

A few isolated showers are possible late tonight, but more rain is taking aim at Metro Detroit for tomorrow.

Today’s sunset is at 5:05 p.m.

Wet Thanksgiving forecast

Rain is on the way behind Wednesday’s increase in clouds. That mild air from the South will keep pumping in, and that means more moisture will be heading our way ahead of a Thanksgiving Day cold front, which will spark some showers.

We will have rain either approaching or already coming down at about 3 a.m.-4 a.m. Thursday -- just before America’s Thanksgiving Parade. The rain will likely be spreading over all of Metro Detroit into the mid-morning, so it looks wet for the start of the parade. Temps will hover in the low 40s, so be sure to grab an umbrella or parka if you’re coming downtown.

The showers will break apart from time to time during the parade, but it looks like pesky showers will stick around into the early afternoon. Then, the cold front will blast through in the mid-to-late afternoon, when we might see a little wintry mix.

Highs will hit the mid 40s. Winds will pick up at the end of the parade and through the afternoon, moving SW at 7-17 mph.

Getting cold again Friday

We’ll head back into the cool pool of air on Friday, and we may even get a few flakes and flurries for early Black Friday shoppers. Temps will tumble into the mid 20s early Friday, with a steady breeze knocking wind chills into the teens at times -- so make sure you’ve got weather protection from the cold if you plan on waiting in lines our being outside.

Friday skies will stay partly sunny with highs in the mid 30s.

Dry Saturday, snow Sunday?

Saturday looks dry and cool, with highs in the mid 20s and mid 30s and lighter winds. It will be chilly and dry for the Michigan football game, hosting Ohio State at noon on Saturday under partly sunny skies.

A little bit of light snow is possible for Sunday, but the timing is uncertain. Computer model data on Tuesday had a quick moving clipper dropping some light snow Sunday morning, but Wednesday’s model data is suggesting the snow may fall later in the day. Stay tuned!

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