Cloudy but dry Thursday before rain reaches Metro Detroit to end week, year

Rain chances abundant Friday through Sunday

4Warn WeatherGood Thursday morning!

It was nice to see some sunshine throughout our Wednesday, but it is short lived. The clouds have moved back into the region, and we will keep them around, and remain dry, throughout our Thursday.

The clouds are here thanks to moisture moving into the region in advance of expected rain showers. We will also add at least 5 more degrees onto our high temperature for Thursday, as well. High temperatures will head for the middle 40s by this afternoon.

The winds will also continue to be breezy throughout the next few days. A low-level jet in the upper levels of the atmosphere will set up shop across Southeastern Michigan into the end of the week. This will help keep wind gusts upward of 25 mph in the forecast through Friday.

We will watch a low-pressure system develop and move toward the region as we near the end of the week. A warm front will also move toward the region as we go from Thursday night into Friday, and this will increase our chances of rain for the entire region -- and help to bring warmer temperatures into the area, as well.

High temperatures will be above average and heading into the lower 40s for Thursday night, and then to right around 50 degrees on Friday.

Rainy Friday, weekend

As a cold front moves toward the region, most of the major forecast models have the front slowing and almost stalling out as we head into the weekend. This will keep us on the active side of the forecast for the end of the week and into the weekend. Expect rain throughout your Saturday, giving way to scattered rain showers for Sunday.

High temperatures will be cooler and back into the middle 40s for both Saturday and Sunday, so this will be a chilly rainfall.

More rain next week

We will keep the cloud cover into the forecast into the beginning of next week. High temperatures will remain in the middle 40s before we get another shot at warmer temperatures moving into the region -- which will come with another chance of rain, as well.

High temperatures in the middle 40s on Monday will shift into the 50s by Tuesday with the rain arriving for most everyone.

Once that frontal boundary moves out of the region, we will keep the clouds in the forecast. Cooler temperatures will move back into the region. Despite our high temperature remaining in the 40s next Thursday, we will still be running 5-10 degrees or more above average for where we should be for the beginning of January.

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About the Author:

Bryan joined the WDIV 4Warn Weather Team in May 2022 as a meteorologist, and is also an experienced middle & high school teacher.