Cold Thursday with windy, wet weekend next on tap in Metro Detroit

Showers expected late Friday, Saturday

DETROITGood Thursday morning!

That was quite a cold front that crossed the area yesterday, with 40-50 mph wind gusts common across the area through the day, not to mention the plummeting temperatures. And the crazy thing is, we may have to do it all over again this weekend.

But first, we get a reprieve.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:41 a.m.

It appears we’ll see early morning clouds erode today, as those west winds that have been bringing Lake Michigan moisture across the state shift to the southwest. So, grab the sunglasses when you head out the door -- you’ll need them later today!

Highs should reach the mid-to-upper 30s. However, those breezy west winds are creating wind chills in the teens early this morning. Those winds will diminish to 10-15 mph this afternoon.

Today’s sunset is at 5:02 p.m.

It will be mostly clear to partly cloudy Thursday night, with lows in the mid-20s.

Cloudy Friday

We should start our Friday with some sun, but clouds will increase through the day. Highs will rebound into the upper 40s.

A very similar storm system to the one we went through on Wednesday will impact us for the first half of our weekend.

It will be mostly cloudy Friday night and become windy late at night. Scattered showers will develop late at night, as well.

Temperatures overnight will rise into the mid-to-upper 40s, which is not as warm as I previously thought.

Rain Saturday

The next approaching cold front will cross the area between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. Saturday. Rain showers will move in ahead of it, and temperatures will quickly fall into the 30s.

Wind could gust to 40 mph. Fortunately, it’ll be dry for Noel Night, so if you’re coming downtown to Detroit’s Cultural Center Saturday evening, dress warm -- but also know that it’ll stay dry.

It’ll be mostly clear Saturday night with lows in the low 20s.

Nicer Sunday

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy on Sunday but, unfortunately, it may become breezy again. Still, it’ll be a much better day than Saturday to tackle those leaves, if you haven’t yet.

Highs will be in the upper 30s.

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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.