Heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms expected later today, tonight in Metro Detroit

Late morning, early afternoon drier ahead of evening rain chances

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROIT – You’ll want to grab that umbrella before you head out, but it won’t be an all-day soaker.

Do not expect much sunshine today, but also don’t think that it’s going to be wet all day, either.

Wednesday afternoon highs will land in the neighborhood of 70 degrees, even with mostly cloudy to overcast skies.

A couple of hit-or-miss showers cannot be ruled out, but we are hitting a dry slot of this storm system during the late morning and early afternoon. The rain and isolated thundershower chances will increase after 3 p.m. today, which means there is a chance your evening drive will be slippery and slow. Watch out and remember you can always check that radar on our free 4Warn weather app as you leave work or head out into the heavier showers expected later.

The best bet for the heavier rain will be between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. this evening.

Tonight’s sunset is at 6:56 p.m.

Rain into Thursday morning

We will likely get a round or two of additional showers late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning, with most of the heavier stuff moving out of here by 3 a.m. The roads will still be a bit wet and slick for that Thursday morning drive.

Most of Thursday is dry with partly sunny skies and only a few scattered showers in the afternoon. Morning lows will be in the middle 40s, and afternoon highs in the middle 50s.

The winds will be very consistent for the next three days, basically blowing WSW at 7-17 mph, gusting to 20-30 mph Wednesday through Friday.

Mostly dry Friday

Friday also looks like a mostly dry day with better looking skies and a persistent breeze. Morning lows start in the middle to upper 30s, with afternoon highs in the low and middle 50s. It will be breezy at times, with winds moving WSW at 7-15 mph, gusting to 20-25 mph.

Cool, cloudy-ish weekend

A weak disturbance will roll over Metro Detroit early Saturday with an isolated shower or two, but that may be about the only threat for wet weather all weekend.

Temperatures will hit the middle to upper 50s both Saturday and Sunday and that is it.

Sunday looks like a partly cloudy day with a few more clouds moving in late. Some light rain showers are possible later Sunday night or overnight into Monday morning.

Cool next week, too

Scattered, light rain showers linger on Monday, but they don’t appear to be too impressive. Cooler temps will be in the lower 50s under mostly cloudy skies. It looks cooler with only upper 40s and low 50s in the middle of next week.

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