DETROIT – Good Tuesday morning!
We are in for one more nice one before the remnants of a hurricane arrive late tonight.
Temperatures are universal across Metro Detroit, starting in the lower and middle 50s as you head out in dry conditions.
Some mid- and high-level clouds have been coming and going overnight. A little break in those clouds is expected for a few hours after sunrise.
We do have rain on the way, but most of the day should remain dry -- it’s the last day of this warm and mild stretch.
Today’s sunrise is at 7:58 a.m.
We’ll have a little bit of mid-morning sun to help us warm quickly, as we may see 70 degrees by lunchtime. There will be a few waves of clouds moving back into Metro Detroit through the mid- and late afternoon, which will slow down our warming.
We’ll settle for highs in the lower 70s with a nice breeze moving SSE at 5-15 mph, gusting to 15-20 mph from time to time.
The increase in clouds late in the day is the true mark of some changing weather on the way. That change is a storm that was once a menacing Pacific hurricane named Roslyn. That wet weather will hold off until well after sunset.
Tonight’s sunset is at 6:36 p.m.
Rain moves in
A pretty decent wall of water will move into Metro Detroit from the Southwest mainly around midnight Tuesday into the early morning hours of Wednesday.
These showers could be heavy at times, making for a messy morning drive. The showers will become a little more scattered after the morning rush, but we should see a couple of waves of wet weather in the late morning and early afternoon.
Temperatures will hover around 60 degrees when dry, and in the middle and upper 50s while we’re under those showers. We may not get much in the way of sunshine, even as the showers begin to taper by late Wednesday afternoon.
We are in a major rain deficit for the month, and the year, so we hope to get at least a half-inch of rain through this mid-week event. As long as it’s not too much too fast, we’ll take as much as we can get.
Drier end to the week
Thursday will be dry and much brighter with more normal temperatures for late October. We should expect middle-to-upper 30s early before highs settle in the middle 50s.
Skies will have a nice mix of sun and clouds. More and more clouds will roll in late and into Friday, which sets us up for a partly sunny day on Friday.
Friday high temperatures will be in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.
Mild game day weekend
The weekend ahead looks mostly dry, especially for the big rivalry game in Ann Arbor this Saturday night, as Michigan State University travels to the University of Michigan.
We have a nice and sunny day Saturday with highs in the 50s to lower 60s, falling gently back into the 50s during that game, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday will see more clouds. As of right now, we should stay dry, according to our computer model data. Unfortunately, the rain may be holding off until Monday, which is Halloween -- and that’s the last thing we want.
Right now, computer model data is pointing to showers and 60 degrees on Monday, but we will bring you updates all week because it’s too far away to worry about just yet.
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