Heavy rain heading for Metro Detroit Wednesday night, Thursday: What to know

Widespread rain expected all day Thursday

4Warn WeatherGood Wednesday morning!

Surface high pressure will briefly bring dry weather and lighter winds throughout the day today.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:39 a.m.

It’ll be partly sunny and cooler, but still above average with highs in the low-to-mid 40s.

Clouds will fill back in later in the day ahead of our next weather maker. Lows tonight will drop to near freezing.

Widespread rain will fill in across southeastern Michigan overnight tonight into Thursday morning.

Tonight’s sunset is at 5:57 p.m.

Rainy, windy Thursday

Rain will linger well into Thursday afternoon. Periods of heavier rainfall will be possible with amounts close to an inch.

The potential for stronger wind gusts of 50 mph or more will be most likely across the greater Metro Detroit region, and especially south toward the Ohio state line.

Highs on Thursday will flirt with the record high of 56 degrees set back in 2001.

After the cold front sweeps through, some mixing of snow, or melting snowflakes, will be possible in the evening. Wind gust potential will quickly wane late Thursday night into Friday morning.

Cooling off with light snow chances

Temperatures drop a little closer to average after the passage of the cold front on Friday and Saturday with highs in the 30s.

There is a minor chance for light snow late Friday into early Saturday morning, given the influence of an upper-level trough setting up over the Great Lakes along a weak cold front.

Spring-like warmth next week

Warmer than average temperatures in the 40s will return by early next week, with possible 50s back in the forecast by the middle to end of next week.

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About the Author:

Ashlee Baracy is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist who was born and raised in Metro Detroit. You can catch her 4Warn Weather forecasts weekday mornings, at noon and streaming on Local4+.