Breaking down more rain chances this week in Metro Detroit, weekend outlook

Thursday and Friday highs in upper 70s

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DETROIT – An initial batch of rain – some of it moderate – crossed the area earlier this evening, and now we have a secondary batch moving in that will primarily impact those of us north of 8 Mile Road. South of 8 Mile Road, we’ll see scattered showers. Many locations received between 0.25 inches and 0.50 inches of rain this evening with that first batch.

Temperatures have fallen into the mid-to-upper-50s (13 to 14 degrees Celsius), and I don’t expect much more drop the rest of the night. Wind will become northwest at 5 to 10 mph.

This evening’s sunset was at 9:08 p.m., and Thursday morning’s sunrise is at 5:57 a.m.

Most, if not all, of the rain will be gone in time for the morning rush hour, and skies will become partly cloudy during the day. We’ll likely stay dry through mid-to-late afternoon before scattered showers pop up and dot the area between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. While a thunderstorm is possible, most of this should be just rain showers; keep an eye on the real-time lightning page on our Local4Casters weather app if you’ll be spending time outdoors late afternoon/evening. Highs Thursday in the mid-70s (23 to 24 degrees Celsius), with northwest winds becoming west at 8 to 12 mph.

Skies become mostly clear Thursday night after the scattered rain ends, with lows in the mid-50s (13 degrees Celsius).

Friday starts with some sunshine, and then clouds increase during the afternoon. A few afternoon showers are possible. Highs in the mid-70s (23 to 24 degrees Celsius).

Becoming partly cloudy Friday night, with lows in the mid-50s (13 degrees Celsius).

Weekend forecast

The weekend weather pattern is becoming a bit clearer today. Clouds will increase on Saturday, but most of this day should be dry. Technically, there is a small shower chance, so keep an eye on the app’s real-time radar if you have outdoor plans, but I think we’ll probably end up with a dry day. Highs in the mid-to-upper-70s (25 degrees Celsius).

The next weather system approaches later Saturday night into Sunday. Rain will develop after midnight Saturday night and continue into Sunday, possibly into early Sunday afternoon, before ending. We may see some sunshine building in by late afternoon, so, with a bit of luck, perhaps we salvage a nice end of the day. Highs in the low-to-mid-70s (22 to 23 degrees Celsius).

Next week forecast

Get ready for a transition to some warmer weather. We’ll be in the upper-80s to near 90 degrees (31 to 32 degrees Celsius) by the middle of next week.

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