Metro Detroit weather: Tracking Friday showers, strong winds

Wind advisory in effect Friday for SE Michigan

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DETROITGood Friday afternoon!

We should see mostly rain showers ahead of a cold front during the early or mid-afternoon. We cannot be surprised if we see a few snowflakes mixing in if the wet weather comes in early enough.

It will not be an all-day washout, and we should see temps respond nicely after the showers finish up, landing in the middle 50s. However, the winds will be a nuisance once again today.

Wind advisory in effect

The wind gusts won’t be as strong as what we saw Thursday, but expect breezy conditions with winds moving WSW at 15-25 mph, gusting up to 45 mph at times.

A wind advisory is in effect Friday for all of Southeastern Michigan until 8 p.m. You would be smart to keep those hanging plants down and the Easter decorations in a safe place through most of today.

We do have another chance for a few showers through late Friday evening and overnight. We just might see a little wintry mix as temps dip into the mid and upper 30s overnight. We don’t expect a ton of moisture, and the showers will be widely scattered.

Today’s sunset is at 8:15 p.m.

Now, let’s talk about the Easter weekend ahead! It will be a cooler one for sure.

Cooler Easter weekend

There’s a chance we won’t make it out of the 40s all weekend, but I’m not giving up hope.

Saturday morning will be cool in the mid-30s with spotty showers possible before 5 a.m. or 6 a.m., and then we’ll see a gradual clearing. It will still be breezy all day Saturday, with winds moving WNW at 10-20 mph. Highs will be in the upper 40s to low 50s, but will feel quite a bit cooler.

Most of the day looks nice and dry, and you’ll be able to get outside with a jacket and enjoy some afternoon sunshine.

Easter Sunday will start out nice and chilly with a morning breeze and temps in the upper 20s to low 30s. That breeze should keep frost away, but it will be jacket weather for those outdoor egg hunts. At least the chocolate will not be melting out there in the early morning hours.

We will get back into some decent afternoon sunshine as the winds finally relax, and highs will likely head into the low 40s, but barely. Skies will start filling with clouds throughout the evening and overnight.

Spotty moisture, warm up next week

There is a chance for some spotty rain and possibly snow early Monday.

With highs expected to hit the low 50s Monday, any moisture sticking around should be mainly rain in the afternoon as a slow moving storm moves across the region.

We’ll see spotty rain showers coming and going with any lingering moisture late Monday flipping back to a wintry mix into early Tuesday, but there shouldn’t be much moisture to work with. Tuesday looks mostly dry with partly sunny skies and low 50s.

We’ll start warming up mid-week into the upper 50s to low 60s with rain returning late Wednesday and Thursday morning.

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