Better rain chances Friday, this weekend across SE Michigan: What to know

Light rain possible Friday afternoon

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy Friday!

We will see some increasing clouds around Metro Detroit as we head into the afternoon hours. There is a storm passing just to our south very slowly today, and the clouds are coming from that system.

Any shift to the north and we will be in for more light rain showers through this afternoon and evening.

Look for highs to rise quickly into the mid-70s by the early afternoon before the clouds start to thicken.

Right now, it still looks like most of the rain and energy of this storm stays south, feeding little bits of moisture into Metro Detroit, especially our South Zone. These areas will see some spotty, light rain showers by mid-afternoon and into the evening.

Do not cancel your outdoor plans, though, because the showers won’t be organized or consistent, and most of the area will stay mostly dry.

The Local4Casters weather app opens right to our radar, which is interactive and allows you to zoom in and out, move east and west, and determine whether a shower or two will cause a brief delay in your outdoor plans. Links to download it are below.

Today’s sunset is 9:09 p.m.

Mostly dry weekend with some rain chances

It looks like most of the weekend will be dry, but we do have shower chances both days here in SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario.

Saturday will start dry with morning lows in the mid-50s. Then we’re in for another beauty of an afternoon with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s as clouds increase late in the day again.

Showers and storms should hold off until the evening hours on Saturday, and should stretch into part of the overnight.

Sunday morning rain and thundershowers should begin to dry out into the afternoon hours. We may see high temps hit 80 degrees to end the weekend.

We may see a few isolated rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon as well, but most of the energy of this weekend system will expire after the morning hours. The heat begins to build in late this weekend and we will really feel it next week.

Heating up next week

Monday will bring another day of near 80-degree temps with tons of sunshine.

We will see highs flirting with 90 degrees or warmer Tuesday and Wednesday. As you might expect, the high temperatures come with concerns like pop-up showers and storms in the afternoon hours both days, along with dangerous heat levels. Stay tuned.

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