Rain fades out across Metro Detroit Tuesday morning, but will return Wednesday

Tuesday highs to reach mid-70s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Tuesday morning!

The overnight rainfall was a true case of the haves and have nots. While many areas north of I-69 have not even reached one-tenth of one inch of rainfall, areas to the south have had much more.

Today’s sunrise was at 5:57 a.m.

The rain will diminish by late morning, and some sunshine will build in during the afternoon -- so you’ll at least have a nice end of the day to enjoy. A flood watch in effect for Southeast Michigan expired at 8 a.m.

Highs should reach the mid-70s, with southwest winds early this morning shifting to the northwest at 8-13 mph after a cold front passes by.

Today’s sunset is at 9:07 p.m.

We’ll have mostly clear skies Tuesday night. Some fog is possible in areas that received the heaviest rain today. Lows will be in the mid 50s with a northwest wind moving at 2-5 mph.

Shower chances Wednesday

Mostly sunny skies will start our Wednesday, followed by increasing clouds and showers likely developing in time for the afternoon rush hour.

Highs will be in the low 70s. While there could be a few pockets of moderate rainfall, we do not expect rain totals to approach what we received overnight Monday into Tuesday. Wind will shift east, moving at 5-10 mph.

Showers are likely Wednesday night, with lows in the mid 50s.

More clouds, more rain

It will be partly cloudy on Thursday, with highs in the mid-70s. Thursday night will be partly cloudy with lows in the mid-50s.

The Friday forecast is somewhat uncertain, but right now, I’m going with partly cloudy to start, then more showers developing. Highs will be in the mid-70s.

Shower chances continue Friday night, with lows in the mid-50s.

Weekend preview

Forecast uncertainty continues into the weekend.

Based upon Tuesday morning’s computer models, I think it’s prudent to carry at least a chance of showers on Saturday, although we’ll probably have partly cloudy skies as well. Highs will be in the low-to-mid 70s.

Sunday, at this point, appears partly cloudy, with highs in the mid-70s.

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About the Author:

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.