Cold fronts bring milder weather to Metro Detroit for several days

No rain chances for our region until late Wednesday night

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROIT – Clouds have been breaking up, and we’ll enjoy at least partial sunshine this afternoon with highs in the upper-70s to near 80 degrees (26 to 27 degrees Celsius) with a light north wind at 5 to 10 mph.  Naturally, that north wind will keep the northern Thumb cooler due to the wind off of Lake Huron.

Today’s sunrise was at 6:35 a.m., and today’s sunset is at 8:42 p.m.

Becoming mostly clear tonight, with lows near 60 degrees (15 to 16 degrees Celsius).

Mostly sunny Wednesday, with highs in the mid-80s (29 degrees Celsius).

Another cold front crosses the area late Wednesday night with a reinforcing air mass of cooler, drier air.  A stray shower is possible late at night, but most of us won’t see one.  Lows in the low-to-mid-60s (17 degrees Celsius).

Becoming partly cloudy on Thursday, with highs near 80 degrees (27 degrees Celsius).

Mostly clear Thursday night, with lows in the – are you ready for this? – mid-to-upper 50s (14 degrees Celsius)!

Friday and Saturday look absolutely spectacular, with sunny skies and highs in the upper-70s to low-80s (26 to 28 degrees Celsius), and very comfortable overnight lows in the mid-to-upper-50s (13 to 15 degrees Celsius).

Today’s long-range computer models are now much more uncertain than they were yesterday regarding the Sunday forecast.  The European model, for example, keeps us dry.  Meanwhile, other models, such as the GFS and GDPS, generate some showers.  I’ll need a few days to try and flesh this out but, if you have to make a definitive decision today regarding which of the two weekend days to commit to an outdoor project, at this point Saturday looks like the safe play, while Sunday is now a question mark.

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About the Author:

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.