Rain throughout the week for Metro Detroit: Timeline you need to know

Record high temperatures possible Tuesday for Detroit

4Warn Weather – Welcome to 2023! We are starting the new year with plenty of cloud cover and a light wintry mix in the forecast as we work through the morning hours.

This is as a weak upper-level disturbance moves through the region. Once this moves off to the East, the clouds will stick around through the day, and we could see some patchy light drizzle, but the majority of the day looks to be dry.

It does not look like we will see any accumulation from the wintry mix on Sunday Morning. By Sunday afternoon, we will start near or just below the freezing mark and warm into the lower to mid-40s.

Another frontal boundary looks to move into the region as we work into the middle of next week. We will keep the cloudy skies in the forecast working into Monday. High temperatures remain in the middle 40s by Monday afternoon.

Rain will overspread the region from Monday night to Tuesday as our next cold front works towards the area. We’re also going to see another surge in warm temperatures heading into next Tuesday as well, where most of us will take a run at 60° by the time we get to Tuesday afternoon. This will also bring another good slug of moisture into the region as we work into the start of the first week of the new year.

With the unseasonably warm temperatures in the forecast for Tuesday, we are looking at the potential for near record, if not record warmth. For Detroit-Wayne County International Airport (DTW), the record high for Tuesday is 59 degrees, and right now, we are forecasting 60 degrees. If this happens, this would be a new record high temperature.

The rain showers will continue into the middle of the week on Wednesday, as well as this system moves off to the East, but cooler temperatures will also move into the region. High temperatures are only heading for the upper 40s by Wednesday afternoon.

With moisture sticking around behind this cold front and colder air moving into the region as well, we are keeping a chance of snow showers in the forecast as we work into Thursday. As of right now, it is too early to talk about if we could see any snow accumulation with this system. High temperatures will be near average, dropping into the lower 30s by Thursday afternoon.

High pressure begins to work into the region as we head into the end of the first week of 2023. We will keep a mixture of sunshine and clouds in the Friday forecast, with continued colder temperatures sticking around. High temperatures making it into the middle 30s by Friday afternoon, which is very close to where we should be for early January.

Heading into the first part of next weekend, the models are split on what we would see. Some bring in another system late Saturday into next Sunday, one does not. Most agree that we will keep the cloud cover around regardless if we see any precipitation, so we will continue with cloudy skies and temperatures into the 30s working into next Saturday.

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.