More fog, rain Tuesday amid wet weather week in Metro Detroit: What’s coming

Rain to continue Wednesday, Thursday; snow possible Friday

4Warn Weather – The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Metro Detroit throughout our entire morning.

Rain is moving up from the south, adding to visibility issues -- so make sure you give yourself extra drive time today and leave plenty of room between you and the cars in front of you. You will need the umbrella as you head out.

Temperatures are starting in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. There is a chance for some spotty wintry mix or snowflakes mixing in here and there, but it is warming and should become all just plain rain. That, and the low clouds and fog around, will be the biggest challenge for morning commuters.

We don’t expect to see too much sunshine around here over the next couple of days, with showers coming and going. It will be a little warmer around here for a few days, as the warm front bringing this morning’s showers will also give us a bump in temps.

Scattered light rain and thundershowers are possible on today without any concerns for anything intense or severe. (There will be severe storms blowing up from the Gulf Coast through the Tennessee Valley today, but just an isolated rumble of thunder or two here.)

High temperatures should hit the upper 40s to low 50s. We’ll have fewer afternoon showers, allowing for some breaks in the rain but still without much of that sun. If we had a little more sunshine, we would be flirting with a record high today, which is 59 degrees in Detroit that as set back in 1950.

More showers will be moving through here later tonight into Wednesday. There could be enough morning and early afternoon rain to cause some minor flooding concerns. Just keep an eye on the basement if you live in a flood-prone area.

Tonight’s sunset is at 5:14 p.m.

Rain continues Wednesday

Wednesday morning brings scattered rain and isolated thundershowers, making for another sloppy and slow commute across the area.

Temperatures will stay very mild. Metro Detroit temps will briefly dip into the middle and upper 40s early before we head back into the lower 50s through most of Wednesday afternoon. The chance for more widespread rain showers will increase in the afternoon ahead of a cool front that’s on the move across the country.

Colder Thursday, still wet

We head out of the 50s and back down into the 30s on Thursday, where we belong. OK, not everyone enjoys the cold air -- but our climatological averages should bring lows near 20 degrees and highs in the low 30s in early January here in SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario.

We should start Thursday in the 40s and wind up in the middle to upper 30s with a few scattered light rain and/or snow showers.

Flurries possible Friday

Friday will bring more seasonably cooler air with a few flurries here and there. Temps will start near 30 degrees and max out in the middle and upper 30s under mostly cloudy skies.

We’ll see some light lake effect snow showers or flurries as the winds pick up and move WNW at 5-15 mph, gusting to 15-20 mph at times. More snow will be flying in Western Michigan, so be aware if you have any plans to travel west to end the work and school week.

The weekend ahead doesn’t look like it will bring any kind of significant weather here, with partly sunny skies and temps from the mid-20s to the mid-30s, and that’s it.

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