Tracking strong winds, rain across Metro Detroit Thursday: What to expect

Wind advisory issued from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

4Warn WeatherGood Thursday morning!

We’re waking up to widespread, steady rain on this Thursday morning, which will turn heavy at times. Some areas across lower Michigan could see more than an inch of rain, so ponding on the roads will be a concern throughout the morning hours.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:38 a.m.

Temperatures are expected to quickly warm up into the mid- if not upper 50s this afternoon, threatening the current record high of 56 degrees set back in 2001.

As a cold front sweeps through this afternoon, we will see rain replaced with gusty winds. A wind advisory has been issued for the region until 10 p.m. Wind gusts at 40-55 mph are possible this afternoon and evening. The stronger gust potential will be favored across the southern Metro Detroit region, closer to the Ohio state line.

~ In other parts of the country, a band of heavy snow will impact travel across parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, and upper Michigan today. ~

Today’s sunset is 5:58 p.m.

Wind gusts and rain potential will quickly die down tonight into Friday morning. Colder air will filter in with lows in the mid-30s.

Cold front arrives Friday

Temperatures will return to near seasonal values on Friday and Saturday as a secondary cold front swings across the state. There will be a chance for light snow showers with the front, but otherwise high pressure fills in through the weekend, promoting dry weather.

Warmer next week

Warmer temperatures will return early next week with highs trending in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.

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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+.