Metro Detroit weather: Scattered showers, chilly Friday

Temps in the 40s

Metro Detroit weather brief for April 8, 2022 -- 4 p.m. update

DETROIT – Welcome to Friday, Motown.

Mother Nature always makes a suspenseful appearance at the Tigers’ home opener, and today was no exception. A few rain showers cruise on by with chilly conditions. Tonight becomes colder with scattered rain turning to scattered snow. Tomorrow will be even chillier with a few flakes. Palm Sunday will be milder, and higher temps arrive afterward.

Friday is chilly with scattered rain showers rotating across Detroit and Southeast Michigan. Some of the rain will be heavy, at times, and rumbles of thunder will be heard after flashes of lightning being seen from time to time. Temperatures will be in the middle and upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

Baseball fans will need their ponchos while attending the Detroit Tigers’ home opener against the Chicago White Sox. Basketball fans will need to drive and walk safely and hold their umbrellas outside Little Caesars Arena later for the Detroit Pistons’ final home game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Tip off is at 7:00 p.m.

Scattered rain showers are still in play Friday evening. Temps will be in the 40s. Drivers must be careful on wet streets because the are slick and the spray coming from the road surface reduces visibility. Allow for plenty of stopping distance, and always watch for pedestrians.

Sunset is at 8:07 p.m.

Friday night will be mostly cloudy and colder. Overnight lows will be near freezing or a bit lower; in the upper 20s and low 30s. Showers become more widely scattered, and those showers will transform from raindrops to snowflakes as the temperatures drops.

Sunrise is at 7:02 a.m.

Saturday will be the quite chilly with scattered snowflakes in the morning and a scattered rain-snow mix. Temperatures will be in the low 40s to near 45 degrees. Bundle up well again for the Tigers’ 1:10 p.m. baseball game against the White Sox.

Sunday will be brighter and milder. This will be a much better day at Comerica Park. It will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 50s to near 55 degrees.

Monday and Tuesday will be partly sunny with scattered rain showers. Those days will not be wash-outs, and that’s very good because it becomes much warmer. Highs will be near 60 degrees Monday and near 65 degrees Tuesday.

Wednesday and Thursday will be warmer with highs in the upper 60s. Showers and thunderstorms are possible.

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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."