Rain, snow to return to Metro Detroit later this week

Mild days ahead before wet weather reappears

4Warn WeatherGood Monday morning!

The last couple of storm chances were less than impressive, including minimal rain and snow here in Metro Detroit Sunday. We have a couple of quiet days ahead before rain and snow chances appear later this week.

It is mostly cloudy and cool early on this Monday morning with temperatures starting in the low 30s. There is a light north breeze creating wind chills that are 4-5 degrees cooler than the air temps, which means you should bundle up this morning.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:53 a.m.

Our trend of more clouds than sun will continue today, but we will flip the script tomorrow. So, look for overcast skies to become only partly sunny this Monday from the morning into your afternoon.

Temperatures will rise through the 30s. We may finish the afternoon with some neighborhoods topping off at about 40 degrees.

A lighter wind moving NNE at 5-10 mph will keep wind chills in the low and middle 30s at best today.

Tonight’s sunset at 5:01 p.m.

Bright Tuesday

Tuesday has the potential of being the brightest day of the week.

There is much more active weather in the form of rain and snow moving west to east across the country, but it’ll stay either south or west of us, keeping our unusually dry year intact. Look for partly sunny skies to become partly cloudy with a nicer blend of sun and clouds in the afternoon.

Tuesday highs will be in the low and mid-40s with a light wind moving E at 5-10 mph.

Wet weather approaches

Wednesday will be one to watch, as wet weather will be approaching Pure Michigan midweek.

We will definitely see more clouds on Wednesday with mostly cloudy skies. There is a slight chance for some light rain and snow showers during the afternoon, with better chances coming later at night.

We have another chance at hitting 40 degrees or warmer on Wednesday, if we can keep the wet weather away. More moisture will move in by late evening, which will likely favor more rain than anything else, as temps will be close to 40 degrees.

Rain/snow Thursday

Rain showers will be good for our climate, but bad for the Thursday morning drive. We may see a few wet snowflakes in spots Thursday morning before it’s back to all rain showers mainly through the morning hours.

We should see middle 30s early to lower 40s in the afternoon. Whether it’s rain or snow, we will take what we can get Thursday. Just plan on some slippery commutes both to and from work or school, with a slight chance for a few rain showers later in the day, too.

The middle part of Thursday may stay dry.

More snow possible this weekend

Friday may start out dry, but another disturbance will pass through our area into the afternoon with some slightly cooler air.

Right now, it looks like Friday afternoon snow showers might get a little heavier late Friday night into Saturday morning. It is way too early to tell, but we may see some minor accumulation of new snow on Saturday morning, according to some of our computer model data.

We will keep you posted along the way as the weather gets more active later this week.

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