Sunny Thursday before heavy rain, snow chances end the week in Metro Detroit

Widespread rain expected early, late Friday

4Warn WeatherGood Thursday morning!

It’s a clear and cold start to this Thursday morning, with temperatures on either side of 20 degrees.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:20 a.m.

We welcome calmer conditions today.

Sunshine will return and winds will be less breezy. However, temperatures will top out about 5 degrees below average, in the mid-40s.

Expect a few clouds to begin to mix in by mid-afternoon, making our skies overcast by this evening.

Tonight’s sunset is at 7:57 p.m.

Widespread rain Friday

We could see a passing shower before midnight, but more widespread heavy rain returns before sunrise Friday.

Expect a slow and rainy morning drive. We could see some ponding for the morning rush-hour commute, so plan to give yourself extra drive time.

That swath of showers will likely move out by the lunch hour. More rain will return just after the evening commute, before sunset.

Storms possible overnight Friday

The evening showers could have a few embedded thunderstorms. The severe risk will be mainly in southwest lower Michigan, although the marginal risk does push as far east as Lenawee County.

Winds will be the primary severe threat. All of Southeast Michigan could see winds gusting again around 35 mph.

Temperatures will be close to 60 on Friday before falling to more seasonal low 50s this weekend.

Showers, maybe snow Saturday

Expect scattered showers on Saturday with the chance for some snow mixing in.

Sunshine, warmth starting Sunday

Sunshine will return Sunday. Then, our temps will bounce back into the 60s for the first week of April.

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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+.