Metro Detroit on the fringe of rain showers through rest of week

Showers possible Wednesday-Friday in SE Michigan ahead of drier weekend

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Wednesday morning!

It’s starting to feel a little nicer out there after a cold front came through late Tuesday, leaving Metro Detroit temperatures in the middle and upper 60s as you head out today. Conditions are mostly dry, even though clouds are pouring in here.

We’ll see a few light rain showers here and there through the morning. We will be on the fringe of showers and shower chances the next few days, and today is no exception.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:04 a.m.

Skies across SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario will stay mostly cloudy most of today. Clouds will thicken mostly before lunchtime in a few areas, bringing some sprinkles.

The winds have shifted, bringing in cooler of air with winds moving ENE at 5-10 mph. The winds will help lower the humidity around here, and keep high temperatures near 80 degrees.

Most of Metro Detroit will stay mostly dry this afternoon, but a complex of showers to our south and west leaves our South Zone in the best position to see an afternoon rain and thundershower closer to the state line. That rain chance is highly dependent on a those showers shifting a bit north with a glancing blow.

Today’s sunset is at 9:12 p.m.

The jet stream high in the sky is delivering weather systems across the country, and it will stay parked over the Midwest and Great Lakes Region for a few days. The pattern seems to be spreading showers and storms within reach of Pure Michigan on Wednesday and Thursday.

More rain chances ahead of weekend

A slight shift in the jet stream flow could steer more moisture our way on Thursday.

Skies will be partly sunny with morning temps in the lower 60s, and afternoon highs hovering around 80 degrees once again. Keep the umbrella handy and know that some of your afternoon and evening outdoor plans may be delayed with better rain chances. We need every ounce of rain we can squeeze from the skies in the summer.

A cold front will pass through Metro Detroit Thursday night, increasing our chances for showers and storms -- but it’s tough to time and pinpoint, due to some variation on the computer forecasting models.

Rain chances will linger into Friday morning before the skies gradually clear and more comfy air settles in just in time for the weekend. Friday highs will land in the lower 80s with partly sunny skies becoming a beautiful blend of sun and clouds.

Cooler, drier weekend ahead

The dry and stable air is on deck for us this weekend. Good sleeping weather with lows in the 50s to low 60s, and afternoon highs in the low 80s both Saturday and Sunday. We may see parts of SE Lower Michigan struggling to get out of the 70s with cooler breezes blowing off the big lakes.

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