Cool Thursday with rain chances before beautiful weather reaches Metro Detroit

Scattered showers possible late Thursday morning, early afternoon

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Thursday morning!

Something I learned in a college philosophy class has always stayed with me, even though I don’t know who originally said it: “You cannot know pleasure until you know pain.” Well, we have lived through a few days of weather pain here in Metro Detroit, but things are looking up around here.

It’s slow going with skies remaining less than brilliant early this morning and for most of the day. Temps start down into the middle 30s with a bit of a breeze, keeping those somewhat painful wind chills in the upper 20s as you head out.

It’s similar to the chill we’ve had all week.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:52 a.m.

The stubborn storm circling over the Great Lakes has finally moved north and east, allowing for some gaps in those cloudy skies from time to time today.

That being said, we have one last little ripple in the atmosphere rolling over Pure Michigan, bringing a few scattered showers through Metro Detroit late this morning into the early afternoon. These should be liquid or rain, as temperatures slowly warm a touch today.

Look for high temperatures in the lower 50s. The winds have also shifted, moving SW at 7-15 mph.

Rain chances will become nonexistent after about 3 p.m. today. Partly sunny skies will really break apart into the later afternoon for more sunshine.

Tonight’s sunset is at 6:44 p.m.

Warmer, sunnier Friday

It will be a cool start to our Finally Friday with early morning lows in the low and middle 30s. A few will be in the upper 20s. Wind chills will be at least that cool if you’re out and about early.

We will see a wave or two of mid-level and high clouds, but we also should get into more and more sunshine. Our afternoon highs will reach the lower to maybe middle 60s with a helpful warming breeze moving SW at 5-15 mph. You may only need a sweatshirt or light jacket for those evening high school football games.

Beautiful weekend ahead

The weekend ahead will be the pinnacle of our weather pleasure. We have a shot at 70 degrees or warmer both weekend days across SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario.

Saturday will bring a bright and beautiful sky ranging from sunny to mostly sunny. Highs will again be near 70 degrees. Manageable breezes will move SW at 5-12 mph.

Sunday will be very similar, with just a few more afternoon clouds. We’ll add a few degrees to our tally, settling with a high of 72 degrees to end the weekend.

It will be dry throughout the weekend.

More nice weather

Monday and most of Tuesday also look warm or mild and dry. There is a cold front bringing cooler temperatures and showers late Tuesday into Wednesday of next week.

Monday highs will hit 72 degrees with a nice mix of sun and clouds. We’ll break our 70-degree stretch on Tuesday due to increasing afternoon clouds filtering out some sunshine. We should still manage middle-to-upper 60s Tuesday with shower chances either in the late afternoon or evening into Wednesday morning.

We will keep you posted, as every drip and drop is needed moving forward.

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