Metro Detroit weather: Storm to bring heavy wind and rain

Bulk of rain will move in overnight Friday; wind watch Saturday

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy Friday!

A big storm moving through our country will arrive here in Metro Detroit tonight. Until then, it will mostly be a milder and warmer day than we have seen all week.

We’ll have a mostly cloudy and mostly dry day today around Metro Detroit. Highs will reach the mid and upper 40s.

There may be a light rain shower or brief sprinkles through the afternoon. Lighter winds will move SW to SE at 5-10 mph.

Everything changes as the big winter storm arrives later tonight. Temperatures will continue to climb late today and overnight. The wet weather will be in the form of rain late tonight and overnight, with snow more likely and problematic in parts of Central and Northern lower Michigan tonight and tomorrow.

Today’s sunset is at 5:01 p.m.

High wind watch Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch Saturday for all of SE lower Michigan and Southern Ontario. Winds will be breezy and gusty overnight Friday, with the bulk of the rain moving in. The more intense winds will pick up after the rain pushes through Metro Detroit Saturday morning.

Parts of Metro Detroit may get close to two inches of rain, and that could cause some flooding issues as the ground is becoming cold and hard.

Saturday temps will start in the 50s early and then tumble through the day.

Be aware of winds tomorrow moving SW at 15-30 mph, gusting 40-60 mph at times. The peak winds will likely reach us Saturday afternoon and could cause some sporadic power outages (wind gusts will be capable of knocking down tree limbs and power lines.) Be extra careful. Even traveling around tomorrow will be tough with blowing debris and gusty winds impacting high profile vehicles.

We may even end our Saturday with a few snowflakes flying.

Sunday will be the brighter and better day of the weekend, but it will be cooler. Sunday will be sunny and nice with morning lows in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees, and then afternoon highs in the low-to-mid 40s. The winds will be lighter, too, moving SW at 5-15 mph.

Next week preview

Monday looks bright and nice, too, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s.

Tuesday will be dry and Wednesday will bring a slight rain chance with temps again around 50 degrees. The better rain chance next week will be on Thursday. Stay tuned.

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