Tracking more rain, snow in Metro Detroit this week alongside possible record warm temps

Record warm temps also possible this week

4Warn WeatherHappy New Year!

I hope you had a great New Year’s weekend, and that your 2023 is off to a good start.

We have a quiet weather day in store for today, until things start changing tonight. But first, some breaks in the overcast have allowed temperatures to fall near the dewpoint in some areas, particularly south of 8 Mile Road. This has allowed some locally dense fog to develop, so the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw counties until noon.

Today’s sunrise is at 8:02 a.m.

We’ll have mostly cloudy skies through the first Monday of 2023, and it’ll be mild with highs in the mid-40s. The wind will be light and variable.

Tonight’s sunset is at 5:13 p.m. (The sun is setting about 13 minutes later than it was a couple of weeks ago!)

Rain will develop tonight, and there could be some downpours at times. Lows will be in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. An east wind will move at 5-10 mph.

Steady rain Tuesday

A steady rain Tuesday morning will become more showery in the afternoon. Temperatures will surge to near 60 degrees following passage of a warm front -- although it’ll be a little cooler for you if your south wind comes off the cooler waters of Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair.

Tuesday’s record high temperature is 59 degrees, set in 1950. We’ll be close!

Showers will continue Tuesday night, with lows in the mid-40s.

Rain, snow possible Wednesday

It’ll be colder on Wednesday with showers still possible. Temps will remain nearly steady in the mid-40s, but may fall during the afternoon.

Note: For those of you who record temperatures in diaries or weather logs, Wednesday’s high will technically be set at midnight, with temperatures then probably still in the low 50s, but it will be cooler than that during the daytime when you are most likely to be out experiencing the conditions.

Colder air will continue filtering in Wednesday night, with some light snow showers possible. Lows will be in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees.

Snow possible Thursday

It’ll be mostly cloudy on Thursday with a few light snow showers possible. Highs will only rise a few degrees into the mid-30s.

Thursday night will be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s.

Looking dry this weekend

Mostly cloudy on Friday, with highs in the low-to-mid 30s. The upcoming weekend looks dry right now, with increasing sunshine as the weekend progresses, and highs in the mid-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.