Tracking some wintry mix Tuesday, Wednesday in Metro Detroit: What to know

Wet weather to last until Thursday

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Tuesday morning!

The pesky west winds kept scattered rain and a few snowflakes moving through SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario overnight.

Some gaps in the clouds will allow temps to dip down into the middle and upper 30s as we get going this Tuesday in Metro Detroit. Cloud breaks also indicate that it is temporarily drying out early this morning.

You won’t be able to forget that breeze, which keeps temps feeling like the upper 20s. You will want to dress for that if you are spending any time outdoors. A few spotty raindrops and/or snowflakes are possible with better and better chances later in the day. There are better chances of just plain rain, making that umbrella the perfect accessory today.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:50 a.m.

We will see a few glimpses of the sun with patchy blue skies at times this morning, but we should expect increasing clouds as we get through lunch into the afternoon. High temperatures will once again barely make it into the middle 40s.

Winds moving W at 10-20 mph, gusting to 20-30 mph, will keep wind chills in the low-to-middle 30s most of the day across Metro Detroit.

Shower chances will also be on the uptick by the early or middle afternoon. We cannot rule out a little wet snow mixing in before it switches to mainly plain rain showers. We are now in the middle of this wet, cold and windy pattern, which means more rain showers and wintry mix are possible this evening, through tonight and beyond.

Tonight’s sunset is at 6:47 p.m.

Rinse, repeat on Wednesday

Wednesday looks to be a near carbon copy of Tuesday, with those cool 30s to start before barely warming into the middle 40s. The winds will also continue to be pesky and chilly, moving W at 10-20 mph, gusting to 20-30 mph.

The subtle difference for Wednesday will bring fewer rain showers. Morning rain will likely slow down that early commute. Our best shower chances exist through the morning.

A few widely scattered afternoon showers will ride that wind from the west, but we will also start seeing a little more sunshine later in the afternoon.

Changing up Thursday

We should break this cool and damp pattern on Thursday very gradually. Yet, the coldest temperatures all week will hit us early Thursday, with numbers falling into the lower 30s -- which means a few suburbs could dip into the upper 20s.

Skies will stay mostly cloudy most of the day. Highs will hit the lower 50s for the first time all week with a counterproductive breeze moving SW at 10-15 mph.

Warming this weekend

Friday will bring a beautiful set up for some nice warming this coming weekend.

We should see highs responding to gradually clearing skies, hitting 60 degrees to end the work and school week. We have a shot at 70 degrees both Saturday and Sunday with a beautiful blend of sun and clouds, making it a perfect weekend to do just about anything, from viewing the beautiful foliage to raking up all of that foliage. The choice is yours.

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