Sunny Friday leads into warm weekend with 70s for highs in Metro Detroit

Warmer temps, sunshine expected through weekend

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Friday morning! Happy weekend!

Our skies have cleared out just in time for the beginning of this weekend, and the hits will keep coming.

Temperatures start near freezing across much of Metro Detroit, with middle 30s closer to downtown. There is a bit a breeze still, otherwise, the ingredients are there for fog with recent moisture, clearing skies and cooler air. While the breeze mixes the air to prevent fog, it does add an extra bite to the air. Dress for the crisp conditions early, and then plan on a nice and warming Friday.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:53 a.m.

Sunshine is going to rule this day with just a few clouds coming and going this morning, but those clouds won’t hinder our warming.

Look for high temperatures to hit the lower and middle 60s around Metro Detroit this afternoon. A few gusty breezes will move SSW at 7-17 mph. We will be mostly sunny through most of the afternoon along with that southerly breeze creating the nicest day of the week. Alright, that really is no great feat, if I’m being honest.

You may only need a sweatshirt at those Friday night high school football games as temps only cool into the middle and upper 50s through the evening.

Tonight’s sunset is at 6:42 p.m.

There’s more and more good news for this weekend and the first half of next week.

70s for highs this weekend

Saturday morning lows will be mild in the upper 40s under clear skies and calming winds. Expect some patchy fog in the morning, but it shouldn’t be a big issue. You can expect tons of sun on Saturday with highs near 70 degrees -- which is a good 10 degrees above our average for the end of October.

Sunday will be nearly as wonderful with mild 40s to low 50s in the morning before we hit the lower 70s into the afternoon. We’ll have a few more clouds cross Metro Detroit skies compared to Saturday, but our gradual warming will continue nonetheless.

Warm temps continue

The stretch of 70-degree highs extends into Monday, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday of next week.

There will be a cold front with rain on the way into Pure Michigan next week, but our computer model data is showing signs that the storm will slow down while crossing the country. That means rain and cooler air may not arrive until later Wednesday night into Thursday, which would bring another noticeable change to end next week.

That is one day later than the computer models predicted yesterday, and we will take it. Most of Metro Detroit is in “Moderate Drought” status, so we are in need of a two-to-three-day deluge of rain to break the drought and soak the soil properly before it freezes, and before it is too late. Right now, no such soaking rainy weather is in our forecast.

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