Here’s the rain timeline for Metro Detroit on Wednesday

Wednesday highs cooler, in upper 50s

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DETROITHappy Wednesday!

Rain should be consistent all afternoon, but without much fear of any wild or stormy weather.

Instead, it will be cloudy with light-to-moderate rain really picking up through our afternoon. Temperatures will slowly climb into the upper 50s to low 60s in the afternoon.

Showers will be a major road block to your errand running and outdoor activities all day. The winds will be on the lighter side, moving ESE at 5-12 mph, gusting to near 20 mph at times in the afternoon.

Your best bet is to try to get that walk with the dog, bike ride or run in earlier this morning, unless you can wait until after 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. when the showers begin to taper off.

Our computer model data shows rain amounts of a quarter to a third of an inch with a few spots getting a little more than that. So, you can keep those yard sprinklers off for the rest of the week if you’ve already turned them on. We need a good inch of water on the grass and garden every week, and we’ve gotten an inch already on Monday, with more obviously coming today.

Today’s sunset is at 8:51 p.m.

Showers will taper into the evening, but we’ll still have a few showers scattered around Metro Detroit through the evening and early overnight.

Calmer Thursday

The roads should be drying and in pretty good shape by Thursday morning, as we expect improving sky conditions and warming temperatures.

Skies will go from partly sunny to mostly sunny at times, allowing Thursday high temps to jump back into the mid and upper 70s. Pollen counts will start to surge again Thursday and Friday around here.

Hot, stormy Friday

Friday will be one to watch for a couple of reasons, starting with the heat. Morning hazy sunshine and a big shot of warmer air should help afternoon highs hit 85 to 90 degrees, adding a little bit of humidity.

There is also a cold front on approach through either the afternoon or evening, and timing is everything. The later that front comes through, the warmer we will get in the afternoon as the storms hold off. This is the scenario the computer models seem to be leaning toward, and there is a chance that we won’t see storms start to fire until the evening hours.

We should prepare for scattered rain and thunderstorms by the late afternoon. Some of those could be strong-to-severe, which is something we will keep a close eye on and keep you posted.

Some more rain

Rain will linger into Saturday as that cold front lays over Metro Detroit as a stationary front, keeping showers around all day. Rain exits Sunday morning, but temps will go from low 70s Saturday to low and mid 60s Sunday.

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