Metro Detroit weather: Nice Tuesday with rain chances the rest of the week

Tuesday highs below average in mid-60s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Tuesday afternoon!

We will see a nice mix of sun and clouds around Metro Detroit this afternoon. High temperatures will head into the mid-to-upper 60s and we’ll have a pleasant breeze all day. Those winds will move NW at 5-12 mph, gusting to 15-20 mph at times today, and will keep things just below average for mid-May. Our average highs are now at 70 degrees and warming.

In fact, we will experience a couple of days below average, and then a couple of days way above average before we sink back below average this weekend. And wet weather will be between each of those changes coming this week.

Today’s sunset is at 8:50 p.m.

Cool, wet Wednesday

Rain chances will be back in play on Wednesday, making for a bit of a wet and cooler day. Look for isolated showers in the early morning increasing by the late morning, and then even better rain chances into the afternoon.

It looks like we’re in for a light rain, but consistent enough to get in the way of some of our outdoor plans and errand running. Highs will only hit the low-to-mid 60s at best.

We may see a partial clearing and a break from the rain by the late afternoon into the evening, with just a passing shower or two late Wednesday.

Big, brief warm up

We will turn the corner nicely on Thursday with partly sunny skies turning mostly sunny at times.

A big, but brief, warm up will hit all of SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario. We should the hit mid-to-upper 70s on Thursday.

An isolated pop-up shower or two is possible in the warming of the afternoon. Keep your plans in place as most of our area will stay dry.

Troublesome Friday

Friday is a different story with both a burst of hot air and an incoming cold front. We should be on alert for this combination, as it can often lead to some powerful showers and storms.

Look for highs to flirt with 90 degrees before that cold front blows through late in the day.

The Storm Prediction Center has Western Michigan targeted for strong storms late Thursday and Friday, which should put us in the target range for Friday, too. Our computer models are unclear on the timing, but most of our information points to storms late in the afternoon and/or evening.

The front will become stationary Saturday, bringing more showers.

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