Tracking rain across Metro Detroit throughout Halloween: What to know

Light rain, drizzle all day Monday

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Monday morning and happy Halloween!

As far as Halloween weather goes, I’ve seen both better and worse than what we’ll have today.

Today’s sunrise is at 8:05 a.m.

Patches of light rain and drizzle will cross the area all day and into the evening hours. At any particular time there, will be dry spots in between these patches of rain -- it will not rain continuously today.

In fact, when the kids head out for some trick or treating, some of you will be dry while others will be wet. So, you know the drill: Monitor the real-time radar on our 4Warn weather app and see where those rain patches are, then go to the app’s FutureCast page to see where they are heading and when.

While the rain chance is Mother Nature’s trick, the treat will be the temperatures, as afternoon highs will be in the low-to-mid 60s. Temperatures will slowly fall into the upper 50s during the prime trick-or-treating hours. And the wind will be light, too.

When my kids were young, I vividly remember one Detroit Halloween when it rained with temperatures near 40 degrees. The combination of wet and cold was terrible ... my kids barely lasted ten houses. At least it’ll be mild this year.

Tonight’s sunset is at 6:28 p.m.

Be careful driving in your neighborhoods this evening, especially if there are leaves on the pavement, as wet leaves are as slippery as a snow-covered road. Remember that some kids will be wearing dark costumes and will be hard to see.

Parents should consider some reflective tape or one of those reflective pieces you wear, like a necklace, for those darker costumes, and perhaps give the kids a flashlight or glow stick to carry for added visibility.

Rain will end overnight, with lows in the low 50s.

Milder rest of the week

We’ll start our Tuesday mostly or partly cloudy, but skies will become mostly sunny by afternoon. It will remain mild with highs in the mid-60s. It will be mostly clear Tuesday night, with lows in the mid-40s.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid-60s. It will be mostly clear Wednesday night, with lows in the mid-40s.

Thursday will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s. Skies will be mostly clear Thursday night, with lows in the low 50s.

Friday will be mostly sunny with highs near 70 degrees. It will be mostly clear Friday night, with lows in the mid-50s.

Dry-ish weekend

Today’s computer models hold off the next cold front until the second half of the weekend, so, right now, I expect a warm, dry Saturday with highs again near 70 degrees.

The computer models, at this point, bring a potent cold front through on Sunday. The day will start off mild and dry, followed by a line of showers and possible thunderstorms crossing the area at some point.

Assuming more clouds and some rain developing during the afternoon, I’ll keep Sunday highs in the mid-to-upper-60s. It’ll also become very windy.

If that cold front speeds up, then I’ll need to accelerate the weekend weather timetable.

Remember to download the free 4Warn weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation. Just search your app store under WDIV and it’s right there available for both iPhones and Androids! Or click the appropriate link below.


About the Author:

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.