Expect warmer, but still cold, week ahead with wet weather possible on Thanksgiving in Metro Detroit

Rain possible Thursday evening, more likely Friday

DETROITHappy Monday!

You won’t be surprised to learn that it is still really cold outside as we get ready for a brand new work and school week.

Our skies are mostly clear around Metro Detroit. Morning temperatures start in the middle teens to near 20 degrees.

The temps are one thing, but the breeze is creating wind chills in the single digits and teens -- so, the full winter garb is an absolute must today. That pesky breeze is already biting outside early today, and will get more and more intense as the day goes on.

We will be noticeably warmer than what we saw here this weekend, yet our wind chills suggest that you’ll need that winter coat all day.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:31 a.m.

Metro Detroit neighborhoods will see a nice blend of sunshine and clouds today with no fear for more snowflakes here -- the monster lake effect snow machine finally relents to our east today (after dumping 60 to 80 inches of new snow in the Buffalo area since last Thursday and Friday). That’s why the Buffalo Bills played here in Detroit on Sunday.

The winds will be gusty here, moving SW at 10-20 mph, gusting to 30-40 mph at times around Metro Detroit. The nice sun and clouds mixture will help our highs reach near 40 degrees, but it will feel like the 20s to 30 degrees.

It should be dry around here for the next few days with lighter winds as we move through the rest of this holiday week.

Tonight’s sunset is at 5:07 p.m.

Slightly warmer, sunny days

It won’t be quite as cold Tuesday morning, with temps starting in the low and middle 20s, though that’s still quite cool. We may start with a few clouds around through the morning hours before we get into better or more consistent afternoon sunshine.

High temps will land in the lower and middle 40s Tuesday. A gentler breeze will move SW at 5-10 mph.

Wednesday will be wonderful with sunshine mixed with a few clouds and high temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. We will be dry through Wednesday, and then all eyes are on the Thanksgiving forecast. It will be nice and dry for anyone traveling throughout Michigan on Wednesday.

Thanksgiving forecast

Thursday is looking pretty good for America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner White in Detroit in the morning.

We will see a few more clouds with morning temps in the lower 30s before afternoon high temps hit 50 degrees. Skies will become partly sunny with increasing late afternoon clouds as we track a winter storm off to our west.

There is a slight chance for some light rain to sneak into Metro Detroit by Thursday evening, with better precipitation chances as we head into Friday.

Wet weather Friday

Friday is all about the shopping and the traveling after a really nice Thanksgiving here in pure Michigan.

We need to watch the timing of an approaching storm, which now looks to be on target to bring mainly rain showers here to us on Friday. Right now, computer model data shows light rain chances during the daytime.

Highs will stay in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees on Friday across SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario. Some of that wintry mix may spill over into early Saturday before this system exits our area. We will keep you posted all week.

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