Change in the air: Cool temps return to Metro Detroit, will last through weekend

Thursday highs in mid-50s with plenty of sunshine

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Thursday morning!

There is a sharp and refreshing difference in the air out there as we start with temperatures in the mid-30s around Metro Detroit. It may feel cooler for many of you, closer to freezing, as you head out the door this morning.

There isn’t any concern of precipitation this morning. A little breeze is moving through.

You will want that thicker coat this morning with some light gloves if you’re going to be outside for a while.

Today’s sunrise is at 8 a.m.

Maybe it will help to know that this noticeably cooler day will bring plenty of sunshine with it.

It’s going to be a cool, but nice and classic, fall day to enjoy some of that beautiful foliage under mostly sunny skies. We will see high temperatures range from 50-55 degrees. A cool and lighter breeze will blow cooler Canadian air, moving NNE at 5-12 mph.

Soak up some of that free vitamin D from the sun because it’s good for the soul and your health ... and it may help you feel a touch warmer Thursday afternoon following a stretch of five days in the 70s.

Tonight’s sunset is at 6:35 p.m.

A row of clouds will roll through our skies late Thursday into Friday morning without any chance of any rain or snow anywhere near Metro Detroit.

Cool, mild Friday

It will start cool in the middle and upper 30s Thursday, but it would be even cooler without those clouds acting like a thin blanket of insolation. We will see those high, thin clouds fading through the morning and early afternoon, allowing skies to become partly cloudy.

That extra sunshine means highs will land between 55 degrees and 60 degrees with cooler spots on the east side, due to winds blowing off of the big lakes from the east.

Great football weather

Get ready for the forecast treat: The rivalry football game Saturday between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan doesn’t kick off until 7:30 p.m., but tailgaters (or anyone outdoors) will enjoy highs int he lower 60s and mostly sunny skies.

Temps will only dip down into the middle 50s during the game, where the teams will square off in Ann Arbor, hoping to win the Paul Bunyan trophy.

Rain chances Sunday

Sunday comes with more cloud cover and a slight chance for a late day shower. Highs will be in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

I think the rain will hold off Sunday, which creates the tricky part of the forecast.

Rain possible on Halloween

That rain threat may be holding off until Monday, which is Halloween, and that’s the last thing we want.

Right now, some computer model data is pointing to light showers and 60-degree highs. However, confidence is still low on any game-changing rain for our spooky holiday, so stay tuned.

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