Quickly warming up in Metro Detroit ahead of weekend showers: What to know

Thursday highs in upper 70s; Friday highs in 80s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Thursday morning!

That Wednesday rain ended with spotty drizzle overnight as a warm front moved across Metro Detroit with some lingering cloud cover. So, some low clouds creating drizzle and fog is really all we must deal with this morning.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies and some slick streets as you head out into temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50s thanks to that warm front. We will see the clouds thin and break, and then we will reap the rewards of a new batch of warmer air from the south.

It’s going to warm very quickly here over the next 48 hours.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:08 a.m.

Look for our skies to go from mostly cloudy this morning to partly cloudy. An isolated shower or two is possible this afternoon.

High temperatures will land in the mid-to-upper 70s, we should see those temps in all four of our zones. Winds will move WSW at 5-15 mph.

There will be a complex of severe storms in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, so it will be difficult for us to keep bright blue skies with some debris clouds trying to move across, but we’ll have to see some sunshine to get into those warmer 70s.

Today’s sunset is at 8:52 p.m.

Storms possible Friday

Our computer models hint at an isolated rain and thundershower before the sun comes up Friday, with fairly weak chances.

Friday remains the most intriguing day of our week.

We will get another early taste of summer as the heat, humidity and wind will all be on the rise. In fact, we will see high temperatures hit the mid-to-upper 80s, with some neighborhoods flirting with 90 degrees. Warm winds will move SW at 10-20 mph, gusting to 30-35 mph at times.

We will be carefully watching a cold front on the move across our region on Friday. Right now, it doesn’t look like that front will arrive during the prime heating of the afternoon, which lessens our chances for any severe weather. Those storms will be firing in Western and Northern Lower Michigan late Friday afternoon and evening, which means we may not see a single shower or storm until after midnight into early Saturday.

Rainy Saturday

Rain will be a factor for our Saturday as the cold front stalls, becoming more of a stationary front draped over Metro Detroit all day. It won’t likely rain all day, but we will have rain and thundershowers in the early to mid-morning, and even better rain and thunder chances into the mid and late afternoon.

High temperatures will be dependent upon the afternoon clouds and showers, so we will settle in the mid-70s with a warm breeze. Skies will be partly sunny in the late morning through the early afternoon before rain and thunder get in the way after 3 p.m. The radar on our Local4Casters weather app will be very helpful if you are planning anything outdoors Saturday afternoon and evening.

Still some rain Sunday

Unfortunately, rain will be sticking around into Sunday morning before the stationary front finally gets on the move. Some of the computer models keep showers in play through lunch on Sunday, so it may be tough to get into the yardwork this weekend. We’ll have to pick our battles with a little bit of dry weather midday Saturday, and hopefully drying conditions Sunday afternoon with highs closer to 70 degrees.

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