Sunny Thursday before Tropical Storm Ian brings clouds to Metro Detroit

Sunny, warmer forecasts for Thursday, Friday

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROIT – Sunshine will win this day after just a few morning clouds here and there, allowing our afternoon high temperatures to respond.

We will be dealing with the continuation of cooler breezes, which will be lighter today, moving ENE at 5-12 mph.

Most of Metro Detroit will reach highs in the middle 60s later today, with the exception of those on the east side influenced by the cooling breeze from the big lakes. Get out there and enjoy some sunshine as we continue to lose several minutes of daylight each day through this fall season.

Tonight’s sunset is at 7:18 p.m.

Friday is going to bring even better weather than what we get Thursday.

Our gradual warming continues with a few morning clouds before we tap into more and more sunshine for most of Friday. Morning temps will be on the cool side in the lower and middle 40s before we see high temperatures closer to 70 degrees.

A light, but cooler, breeze moving E at 5-12 mph will keep east siders in the middle-to-upper 60s, making it easily the warmest day of the week and finally back to our average seasonal temperatures.

Less sunshine this weekend

The weekend is not looking too bad, but we have new data that indicates we will see some debris clouds from this monster tropical storm down in Florida right now.

As that storm moves up through the southeastern United States, it will throw some high clouds into Pure Michigan on Saturday, which changes our previous hopes for more weekend sunshine. Instead, look for partly sunny skies Saturday with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

We will see those milky clouds Sunday morning and then partly cloudy skies returning into the afternoon with highs again near 70 degrees.

This weekend is also the beginning of October, as we leave a very dry September behind. We really, really need some rain as we are more than seven inches behind in our annual rain bucket.

Unfortunately, there is no real sign of rain for the first few days next week, as we enjoy some classic fall days in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees Monday through Wednesday. Some of our longer-range computer models bring in slight chances for rain toward the end of next week, and we will keep you informed well ahead of time.

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