Metro Detroit weather: Christmas Eve warm-up

Friday highs in mid, upper 40s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITMerry Christmas Eve and welcome to Friday, Motown.

Friday afternoon will be cloudy and mild. We may still need our jackets to feel comfortable, but not many additional layers. Highs will be in the middle and upper 40s.

Today’s sunset is at 5:05 p.m.

A second warm front will get closer to Southeast Michigan after sunset. This will keep our temperatures way above freezing and increase the chance of rain after the sun goes down. Friday evening will be cloudy with widely scattered light rain possible. Temperatures will remain in the middle 40s.

Friday night has a better chance of rain, and it will remain mild. Overnight lows will be in the low 40s.

Fortunately, Santa Claus and his reindeer can navigate through any and all types of weather. Rudolph will be using his red nose shining bright while flying through the clouds, fog and rain early Christmas morning.

Christmas Day forecast

Merry Christmas, Saturday!

Rain is likely when we wake up and open presents in the morning. Rain will be more scattered in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday highs will be in the middle and upper 40s.

Colder air will arrive Saturday night as skies become partly cloudy. Overnight lows will be near 30 degrees.

Cool days ahead

Sunday will be sunnier and chillier. Afternoon temperatures will be in the upper 30s.

Monday will be mostly cloudy and chilly with snow showers changing to rain showers. Temperatures will be near freezing in the morning and in the middle 40s in the afternoon.

Tuesday has a chance of rain and snow showers, too. Highs will be in the low 40s.

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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."