Foggy Thursday leads to sunshine, warm temps before weekend rain in Metro Detroit

Thursday highs in upper 60s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Thursday morning!

Some areas of locally dense fog have developed early this morning, as expected. Not everybody is experiencing it, but be aware that you may drive into it when heading out.

Today’s sunrise is at 8:09 a.m.

If this was mid-summer, I’d be telling you that the fog will dissipate by 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. However, this is November, the sun is rising two hours later, and the sun angle is much lower. So, some of you with the dense fog will likely see this persist until late morning, and possibly until lunchtime for some of you -- it’ll be pretty stubborn!

Once the fog is gone, we’ll have plentiful sunshine once again. Highs will be in the upper 60s. Wind will move from the south-southeast at 4-8 mph.

Tonight’s sunset is at 6:24 p.m.

It will be mostly clear to partly cloudy Thursday night, and I don’t think fog will be a problem this time. Lows will be near 50 degrees or into the low 50s on our Urban Heat Island. South winds will move at 4-8 mph.

It will be partly cloudy to start our Friday, and then it will become mostly cloudy at some point during the afternoon. Highs will soar into the low 70s!

Friday night will be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s. Keep an eye on that Friday night low: If Saturday’s temperature does not drop below 57 degrees, then that will tie or break our record for the warmest Nov. 5 low temperature, which was set in 1994.

Rain Saturday

While we may start our Saturday with partial sunshine, clouds will increase. I think we’ll get at least the morning in dry, and then shower chances start to increase during the afternoon.

The computer models differ on whether this will start as just scattered showers, or if it will be a line of rain. But, I can tell you that rain will be moving from west to east, so your risk is higher earlier in our western suburbs, and later in the east.

It’ll still be warm Saturday, with highs near 70 degrees. It’ll become quite windy, as gusts could be between 30-40 mph.

By the way, Saturday’s record high is 74 degrees, set in 2015.

Showers will end overnight Saturday, and it’ll still be windy. Lows will be in the mid 40s.

Daylight Saving Time ends

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night!

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, and you’ll “fall back” and gain an extra hour of sleep. Our sunrises and sunsets will occur one hour earlier.

This is also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, and check the batteries in the flashlights you need if the power ever goes out.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and possibly a bit breezy. Highs will cool off into the low-to-mid 60s, which is still well above our long-term average high of 53 degrees.

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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.