Tracking spotty Metro Detroit showers on Friday: What to know

Scattered showers likely Friday, mostly in the afternoon

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy Friday!

The steady pattern of showers and storms from the Plains and Western Great Lakes to the Midwest is on repeat again today. A complex of showers through Indiana and Ohio is the reason why our South Zone will get into the wet weather sooner, and should end up with the lion’s share of the showers today.

Skies around most of Metro Detroit will go from partly sunny to mostly cloudy and overcast into the lunch hour and early afternoon.

As moisture tries to sneak in from the south and west, a cold front will sink down from the north and increase shower chances through the mid and late afternoon. These showers, expected particularly between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., will be scattered with isolate thunder possible.

High temps will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s today, feeling a touch warmer with moderate humidity.

Today’s sunset is at 9:12 p.m.

Showers will linger around through the late afternoon and evening.

Skies will begin to clear out late Friday evening, and cooler air will be moving in overnight.

Pleasant weekend forecast

We will wake up Saturday morning with temps in the 50s to near 60 degrees, meaning you can keep the windows open. Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to mostly sunny conditions and highs near 80 degrees Saturday afternoon with light winds moving NE at 5-12 mph.

Sunday will be even cooler and more pleasant in the morning with more 50s, and tons of afternoon sunshine will lead to highs in the lower 80s. It will be very bright and comfortable for us all to enjoy. That warmer air slides in here next week.

Warmer next week

Monday will be a warm one with a little more humidity in the mix around Metro Detroit. Highs will range from 85 to 90 degrees under sunny to partly cloudy skies.

Scattered rain and thundershowers will be around Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, but confidence is low right now and we will keep you posted. Stay tuned.

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