Metro Detroit weather: Slow warming today, quicker tomorrow

Thursday highs in upper 30s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Thursday afternoon!

We are finally going to see our afternoon high temps a little closer to average after several days in the deep freeze.

After clouds win the battle this morning, our skies will stay mostly cloudy. High temperatures will stick right around 38 degrees, and that is right where we should be this time of year. Normal feels pretty good.

The winds will pick up this afternoon, moving SE at 5-15 mph, gusting to 20-25 mph at times.

A few snow showers will move into Central and Northern parts of lower Michigan today, with a few flakes possible in parts of our far West and North Zones that are right on the fringe. Warm and more moist air will filter in late in the day, and a light wintry mix cannot be ruled out later this afternoon and early evening.

Look out for snow pellets, flurries and drizzle during the evening commute. It likely won’t be widespread, and temps well above freezing will keep ice out of the picture.

Today’s sunset is at 5:01 p.m.

Warming up Friday

Temps will continue to climb Friday as we take a shot at 50 degrees after morning lows in the low 30s.

There is a large area of rain that will move through the middle of the country during the day, and little bits of moisture ahead of that storm will bring us a chance for a few very light rain showers or areas of drizzle. The most likely start of the rain will be Friday evening after dinner time, which also may be when we finally hit those upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

Rain will be pretty steady and heavy late, late Friday into early Saturday.

Mostly dry weekend

Temperatures will start in the in the low 50s during our rain event early Saturday, and dangerous winds will begin to crank, too. We may see half an inch to an inch of rain or more by 8 a.m.

Most of your Saturday will be dry, windy and cooling down after a start in the lower 50s. Look for temps to start falling back into the 40s. The winds will move WSW at 15-30 mph, gusting to 30-45 mph at times. Some spotty and light rain and/or snow showers are possible Saturday afternoon, but most of the wet weather will strike early.

Sunday will be the better of the two weekend days, but it will be cooler and still breezy. Skies will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny with morning lows in the upper 20s to low 30s, and highs will land in the low 40s.

We’ll see tons of sun Sunday and Monday.

Clouds will increase Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s wintry mix and/or rain. Temps will be in the mid 40s to low 50s at times next week.

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