Rain returns late Friday in time for rainy, snowy, windy Saturday in Metro Detroit

Friday to stay cool, dry until nighttime

4Warn WeatherHappy Friday!

We could get a few breaks in the clouds this afternoon. Our temps are trending cooler than average, with highs in the mid-40s.

We’re tracking more widespread precipitation heading into the first half of the weekend.

Tonight’s sunset is at 7:50 p.m.

Rain, snow move in overnight

We anticipate rain to move in after midnight Friday and into Saturday morning. This should stay mainly rain for areas along and south of M-59 on Saturday morning.

Snow could mix in with heavy rainfall Saturday, mainly for those north of Midland.

A warm front will surge northward, setting up a sharp southeast-northwest gradient. That means winds are going to start whipping on Saturday with gusts upward of 40 mph.

Highs will be in the 50s on both Saturday and Sunday. By late Saturday, though, as temperatures fall, we could see some snow wrap around the back edge of this system, especially in the Thumb.

Sun returns Sunday

Dry and seasonable weather ensues Sunday with decreasing winds and the return of sunshine.

Check out the interactive radar below.

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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+.