Metro Detroit showers possible Thursday afternoon and all weekend

Thursday highs in mid-70s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Thursday afternoon!

Morning showers moved out through Ontario leaving just a tiny wake of trouble.

We expect a weak disturbance from the north to pass through mid-Michigan later today, bringing a few late afternoon rain and thundershowers mainly in our North Zone and east side of Metro Detroit into Southern Ontario. These showers will be widely scattered, so don’t worry about your outdoor activities being washed out. But still, some of these showers could have lightning and small hail.

The Local4Casters weather app’s radar will guide you around any temporary delays.

Most of us will stay dry during the afternoon with partly cloudy to partly sunny skies and highs in the low-to-mid 70s. We are going to see similar high temps Friday and through the weekend before we head back into the 80s next week.

Today’s sunset is at 9:09 p.m.

Rain chances better Friday

Friday morning will on the cool side again with dry conditions and lows in the low to middle 50s.

We’ll have a weak disturbance high up in the skies passing over Metro Detroit, bringing a few scattered rain showers into play. There’s a slightly better chance for rain Friday as opposed to Thursday, but neither day looks to bring much rain. So don’t cancel your outdoor plans and don’t shut off those sprinklers yet.

High temps will be in the middle 70s again on Friday.

Showers possible throughout weekend

The weekend looks both very familiar, and a little bit like a mystery still.

Our computer models show a few light showers mainly before sunrise on Saturday. We’ll start with mid-50s early, followed by sun and clouds with middle 70s into the afternoon.

The computer models throw an area of rain and thundershowers over us late on Saturday and into early Sunday.

Sunday starts with showers while the afternoon is still up for grabs. We should plan on mid-70s and a few scattered showers by mid-afternoon, but it will be a touch warmer if we keep the rain out of Sunday afternoon.

The heat and humidity will begin to climb next week, as Monday takes to near 80 degrees with sun and clouds. Tuesday will bring low-to-mid 80s and a few pop up showers will be possible.

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