Windy Tuesday with nighttime rain before temps plunge in Metro Detroit this week

Rain showers expected Tuesday evening, overnight

DETROITGood Tuesday morning!

Impactful weather is developing and will continue through Wednesday. In the meantime, today, we’ll see a lot of clouds this morning.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:40 a.m.

I think we’ll see a period of partly sunny or even partly cloudy skies develop at some point this afternoon. That, combined with south to southeasterly winds increasing to 10-20 mph, with gusts to 30 mph this afternoon, will boost temperatures into the low-to-mid 50s.

Tonight’s sunset is at 5:03 p.m.

Scattered showers will develop Tuesday evening, with more robust showers potentially crossing the area while we sleep (or try to). The robust showers overnight will be capable of generating 40 mph wind gusts.

Cold front drops temps

Temperatures will remain in the low 50s most of the night, until the potent cold front we’ve been monitoring for days now crosses the area. That’s the front edge of a sharply colder air mass, which will drop temperatures into the upper 30s by Wednesday morning.

Any showers generated by the front should be gone by the time many of you head to work or school.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and windy, with a stray flurry possible. Temperatures will fall into the low-to-mid 30s by late afternoon. Winds could still gust to 40 mph.

Winds will gradually ebb Wednesday night, with lows in the mid-20s.

We’ll have a mostly cloudy to start on Thursday, then we should see some sunshine develop during the afternoon. It’ll still be breezy, with highs in the upper 30s.

Thursday night will be mostly clear with lows in the mid-20s.

Rain possible Friday

Clouds will increase and things will become breezy again on Friday, with highs warming into the upper 40s.

Friday night will be cloudy and mild with a few showers possible. Temperatures will hold nearly steady in the upper 40s.

Weekend preview

It appears that another, similar storm system will impact the area on Saturday. This time, however, the front will cross the area midday, so we’ll be mild (low-50s) in the morning, with sharply falling temperatures during the afternoon.

We’ll also see scattered showers ahead of the front and windy conditions on Saturday.

Noel Night is this Saturday evening at Detroit’s Cultural Center, and it’ll be dry if you’re heading downtown -- but it’ll still be windy, so bundle up! Temperatures will fall from the 30s Saturday evening to lows in the mid-20s by dawn Sunday.

Sunday will be partly cloudy with much less wind. This is the day to try and finish up your leaves if you haven’t done so yet, with highs in the low 40s.

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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.