Beautiful holiday weekend coming for Metro Detroit after rainy Friday

Memorial Day weekend to be sunny, warm more each day

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy Friday!

Moisture from the deep South keeps penetrating the middle of the country, and more of that rain reaches us here in Metro Detroit one last day.

There are only a few scattered rain and thundershowers active on Storm Tracker 4 this morning with temperatures in the low to middle 60s all across the area. Grab the umbrella as you head out, and plan on some puddles and a slower commute.

We will not have nonstop rain today, but it will be off-and-on, so doing anything outdoors without getting wet will take some strategy. Your best weapon is a quick peek at the radar on the Local4Casters weather app (links below).

Today’s sunrise was at 6:02 a.m.

The very slow-moving weather maker in the middle of the country will make some progress moving east, and it will continue to throw rain showers into our region mainly this afternoon. We should see a several dry hours this morning into the early afternoon.

We’ll have partly sunny skies and afternoon high temperatures in the middle 70s. Winds will move SW at 5-12 mph.

A cold front will move into Metro Detroit, and that will trigger some rain and thundershowers after noon. Our outdoor plans and after school activities may be put on hold with some scattered downpours and rumbles of thunder likely. Those will stick around for the evening drive before fading later tonight.

Today’s sunset is at 8:58 p.m.

Gorgeous Memorial Day weekend

Friday rains and clouds may linger into the early morning hours Saturday as low clouds and drizzle, but the skies will be clearing out nicely to start our holiday weekend here in the D.

We’ll have partly sunny skies in the morning with low-to-mid 50s. Then we’ll see mostly sunny skies in the afternoon with high temperatures in the middle 70s and light winds moving NW/SW at 5-10 mph.

Sunday will be even brighter and warmer after some patchy morning fog and temps in the low-to-middle 50s at first light.

We’ll have mostly sunny skies. A southerly breeze will steer temperatures into the lower 80s Sunday.

We’ll then flirt with 90 degrees for a few days starting on Memorial Day. Yes, Monday will be even warmer with a touch more humidity, and that will result in a few afternoon clouds forming with the near 90F heat of the day. But don’t be alarmed, we aren’t expecting any showers or storms for your pool parties and barbecues.

More warmth next week

Next week, we say goodbye to May and enter June.

We will continue to soak in the summer warmth Tuesday and Wednesday of next week with tons of sunshine and in the range of 90 degrees both days.

The next sign of wet weather will be Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.

Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation. Just search your app store under WDIV and it’s right there available for both iPhones and Androids! Or click the appropriate link below.