Metro Detroit weather: Slightly warmer Wednesday with rain later

Wednesday highs in low 40s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Wednesday afternoon.

Clouds are filling in as we try to warm up on this first day of December.

Most of the wet weather has stayed to our south and west during the first half of today. The heart of a storm is passing to our south, but we will get some areas of drizzle and/or light showers this afternoon and evening.

Highs today are in the lower 40s, with winds moving S at 5-12 mph under cloudy skies. We will see some spotty, light showers after 2 p.m. A few scattered showers may slow down the evening drive, but it doesn’t appear to be a widespread soaking.

Today’s sunset is at 5:02 p.m.

Warm Thursday, then cooling down

The warmest day of the week will be Thursday, as we take aim at 50 degrees or warmer. It won’t be the prettiest day tomorrow, with partly sunny skies and gusty winds moving SW at 10-20 mph, occasionally gusting over 30 mph -- so if you’re outside hanging holiday decorations, be mindful of the winds.

Cooler air is coming this weekend, but it’s a very gradual transition.

Friday will be mostly cloudy with lows near freezing, and highs in the low 40s.

More wet weather coming

A little more sunshine is expected Saturday, but highs will hang around 40 degrees and the steady breeze will keep wind chills in the 20s to low 30s all day.

Sunday will bring a rain and snow chance, with most of the morning and early afternoon on the dry side. Sunday rain showers will push in by mid-afternoon, with highs in the lower 40s.

Snow showers are likely Sunday evening and overnight into Monday. Right now it doesn’t look like accumulating snow, but more snow showers on and off Monday and Tuesday of next week.

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