Metro Detroit weather forecast: Timeline for looming showers, thunderstorms

Disruptive weather arrives Tuesday morning

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DETROIT – Welcome to Monday, Motown.

Overview

It remains overcast and cool Monday. At night, it will be chilly and dry.

More disruptive weather arrives Tuesday afternoon, in the form of showers and storms. After that, sunshine returns by Cinco de Mayo, on Thursday.

Monday

Monday remains mostly cloudy and cool. Afternoon temperatures will be in the 50s.

If any sun peaks through the clouds, the thermometer may hit 60°, or just a bit more. Fortunately, it remains dry for commuters during the ride home and for running any errands.

Monday evening will be mainly cloudy and cool. Temperatures will be in the low 50s.

Sunset is at 8:34 p.m.

Monday night will be cloudy and chilly. Temps fall to the upper 40s. Scattered rain showers arrive by dawn.

Tuesday

Sunrise is at 6:26 a.m.

Here is your wet weather timeline for Tuesday:

  • 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.: Scattered showers arrive from the southwest and west.
  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Widespread, persistent rain, with a few thunderstorms possible.
  • After 1 p.m.: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday will be cloudy and wet. Showers and thunderstorms cause the greatest disruption for the middle and end of the morning commute through the lunch hour. Showers and storms become more scattered afterward.

Individuals and families need to be on guard for moderate to heavy downpours, lightning and higher winds. Highs will be near 60°, or bit more.

Lingering showers affect Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

Rest of this week

It becomes brighter by Wednesday afternoon. Afternoon temperatures will be near 60°.

Welcome to Cinco de Mayo, Thursday! It will be partly to mostly sunny and cool to mild. Highs will be in the low 60s.

Friday will be partly sunny, with a chance of showers. Afternoon temperatures will be in the upper 50s.

Sunshine returns for Mother’s Day weekend. Saturday and Sunday will be partly to mostly sunny. Highs will be near 60° on Saturday. Mother’s Day, Sunday, will have highs in the low 60s to near 65°.

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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."