DETROIT – Good Friday morning and happy weekend!
There’s never a dull moment in the Pure Michigan weather, and it’s been an interesting week.
Last weekend was very autumnal, and then we spent the first half of this week tracking showers moving at us from the east instead of the west, which is a little unusual. Here we are on the final workday of the week, and it’s going to be a good one here.
We start with more of that comfy air in the upper 50s to low 60s for anyone heading out early. Skies are mostly clear, other than some of that patchy fog in some of our rural suburbs.
Today’s sunrise was at 6:45 a.m.
Friday will be a little like yesterday, with a nice blend of sunshine and puffy cumulus clouds and a very slim shot at an isolated shower in the late afternoon. This is something some of our computer model data has been hinting at for a couple of days, but it doesn’t seem likely, or a big deal.
High temperatures will settle in the middle 80s across Metro Detroit, and an isolated neighborhood or two will flirt with the upper 80s. A light wind will move S at 5-10 mph.
Enjoy today, because we have some trouble heading our way this weekend.
Tonight’s sunset is at 8:28 p.m.
Strong showers possible Saturday
Saturday is a big day as the Woodward Dream Cruise will be revving and roaring all day.
It will warm quickly after a start in the mid-60s, and the humidity will be on the rise. High temperatures will hit the mid-to-upper 80s with a heat index closer to 90 degrees.
Skies will go from mostly sunny to partly sunny. The showers and storms will hold off until after 3 p.m., and some of them could be strong. The Storm Prediction Center has most of Metro Detroit in a marginal risk category for severe storms Saturday afternoon and/or early evening. Keep an eye to the skies if you’re at the Woodward Dream Cruise later in the day Saturday.
More rain expected Sunday
More scattered rain and thunderstorms move through our area overnight into early Sunday, but more numerous and widespread showers will begin closer to lunchtime. Rain and isolated thundershowers will keep our temps in the upper 70s to low 80s, unless we get a rain break and some sunshine between showers.
Don’t count on that, though -- Saturday will likely be the drier of the two weekend days.
Rain continues Monday
Another disturbance will move through SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario on Monday, keeping some morning showers around.
Conditions will dry out in the afternoon with partly sunny skies and highs near 80 degrees.
Tuesday and Wednesday look bone dry with highs in the lower 80s and summer temps slightly above average. Make sure you keep an eye on the radar, which is the first thing you see when you open our awesome weather app.
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