Metro Detroit weather: Mostly sunny Tuesday with 70s for highs

Warming trend continues through rest of week

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Tuesday afternoon!

We’ll have a little more cloud cover coming and going today, but with equal stretches of mostly sunny skies.

The air over SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario is very dry. There are showers and storms over Wisconsin that will try and spread moisture our way, but will end up as variable cloudiness here and there.

This will have little impact on our warming, as highs head into the mid or even upper 70s around Metro Detroit. A familiar breeze will move SE at 7-14 mph, gusting near 20 mph at times.

Today’s sunset is at 8:43 p.m.

More sunshine ahead

The showers and storms over the Western Great Lakes will move over Lake Michigan into Western Michigan Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. As you know, that means more clouds will spread over our area as we begin our Wednesday in the mid-to-upper 50s.

There’s a good chance the clouds will break apart in the afternoon and that would help highs into the upper 70s as the best-case scenario. If clouds linger Wednesday, we will likely stay parked in the mid-70s at best. Either way, it’s another dry day here in Metro Detroit.

All signs in the forecast models point to more and more sunshine on tap for Thursday and Friday, making the end of the work and school week the warmest part of our week. So, look for highs in the upper 70s to low 80s both Thursday and Friday, with that beautiful spring sunshine -- free vitamin D.

The weekend will be our next decent shot at some spring showers and storms.

Weekend rain brings cold front

Saturday has hit-and-miss potential, so we have very little confidence in any kind of organized activity.

Sunday still looks like the wettest day of the weekend -- and for a while.

There will be more cloud cover over the weekend, keeping highs in the mid-70s to near 80 both days.

It will be cooler next week after a front moves through with those Sunday showers and storms. We’ll keep you posted with more specifics on the weekend rain chances as we get closer.

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