Metro Detroit weather: Chilly night, spotty showers Friday for Tigers’ Opening Day

Overnight lows in the 30s

Metro Detroit weather brief for April 7, 2022 -- 10 p.m. update

DETROIT – Good Thursday night, Motown.

Forecast summary

Thursday night is chilly, with mostly cloudy skies.

On-and-off showers gradually dwindle while we sleep and redevelop after we wake up Friday. The Detroit Tigers’ home opener will definitely be chilly and probably go through periods of wetness and dryness.

The first half of the weekend will be chilly. Palm Sunday will be milder and brighter. Then, it becomes warmer early next week.

Thursday night

Thursday night will be mostly cloudy and chilly. Scattered showers are possible before midnight. Overnight lows will be in the low and mid-30s. Remember to bring pets and potted plants indoors so everyone remains warm and comfortable overnight.

Wet Opening Day forecast

The Tigers have a scheduled home opener against the Chicago White Sox on Friday. The first pitch is set for 1:10 p.m. It will be chilly for tailgaters, so be sure to put on your favorite Tigers sweatshirt or sweater underneath your Tigers jacket, and throw on the Tigers knit hat, scarves and gloves for good measure if you’re going to be outdoors for a long time.

Pack your patience, as rain showers will redevelop by midday and last into the afternoon. Showers will be hit and miss and, therefore, may impact the game. Make sure the family has their ponchos to stay dry.

Do not be surprised by rumbles of thunder after the seventh inning stretch. There is a slight chance of scattered thunderstorms. Afternoon temperatures will be in the mid- and upper 40s.

Mostly dry weekend

Saturday will be mostly cloudy to partly sunny, with a few morning raindrops and snowflakes, mainly before dawn. The afternoon will be drier. It remains colder than average, with afternoon temperatures near 45°.

Welcome to Palm Sunday. The holiday will be brighter and milder. Baseball weather will be better, too. It will become mostly sunny, with daytime temperatures reaching the low and mid-50s.

Monday and Tuesday will be partly to mostly sunny and warmer. It will look and feel wonderful, with highs in the low and mid-60s.

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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."