Metro Detroit weather: Mostly dry Monday ahead of rainy week

May brings every-other-day shower pattern

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Monday morning!

Scattered, light rain showers are letting up and should vanish from the area, which means a mostly dry day ahead for us in Metro Detroit.

Our roadways are in pretty good shape and mostly dry, with temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees as you head out. A steady breeze will make it feel a few degrees cooler. The clouds will have a hard time clearing, even after the widely scattered rain has moved on. Expect to see a few areas of low clouds, which may leak some drizzle here and there through the mid-morning.

Today’s sunrise is at 6:27 a.m.

Most of the morning and part of the early afternoon will be cloudy today, with some sun finally busting through our skies by mid or late afternoon.

Temps will hang in the middle to upper 50s most of the day. We have a shot at the low 60s once that sun comes out, which may not happen until after 3 p.m. The wind will be consistent, moving WSW at 5-13 mph, gusting to 15-20 mph at times. There are no big problems with the forecast today, though, and we should see a beautiful sunset later on.

Today’s sunset is at 8:34 p.m.

Storm chances Tuesday

Tuesday will be an interesting day to watch, as timing is everything when it comes to rain and storm chances. A storm will be moving across the country from the four corners of the United States, and will bring a surge of moisture from the Gulf as it moves east.

We will see clouds increase and thicken through the morning with an isolated shower or two, and better rain chances into the afternoon and evening. Highs will be near 60 degrees.

There is a warm front on the move, which looks to stay just south of us Tuesday, and that will be the spark for some stronger storms. Right now, the severe threat will be in central and southern Ohio and Indiana. Here, we will see a few storms bringing thunder and lightning, and some good slugs of moisture that could bring an inch of rain or more to parts of Metro Detroit.

We will keep you posted as we get constant computer model updates as we head into Tuesday.

Drier Wednesday, then more rain

Showers will linger into Wednesday morning, but most of Wednesday -- and at least the first half of Thursday -- look to be dry. We will see the clouds clear in the late morning and afternoon Wednesday, helping our highs hit the mid-60s. We would be warmer if not for a steady breeze from the big lakes moving NE at 10-15 mph, gusting to 20-25 mph at times.

Thursday will start dry and with some sunshine for the first half of the day before the next round of showers and storms arrive. The timing has yet to be confirmed by our computer model sources, but there is a chance for the rain to begin by the late afternoon Thursday. If that is the case, clouds will fill in sooner and highs will likely not get beyond 60 degrees. But, if we can hold the rain off until later Thursday or even Friday, then we could see a bit more sunshine and middle 60s to near 70 degrees on Thursday.

Rain looks to be likely on Friday, but it won’t be an all-day soaker, with scattered and lighter showers more likely. Much of this depends on the arrival of the rain late Thursday or Friday. This is something to keep an eye on, and we’ll bring much clearer forecasts as the model data aligns. But it really does look like an every-other-day kind of weather pattern showing up for this first week of May and beyond.

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