Hazy, cooler, dry Wednesday in Metro Detroit ahead of weekend rain

Much-needed rain returns this weekend

4Warn WeatherHappy Wednesday!

After another cool morning start, high temperatures will rise into the mid-70s on this Wednesday, just slightly below average. Winds get a little breezy and will feel cooler coming out of the north, gusting between 15-20 mph.

Expect some more hazy sunshine today due to smoke from the wildfires that continue to burn in Eastern Canada. Meanwhile, Red Flag Warnings continue in Northern Michigan -- which means there is a combination of wind, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures that are contributing to extreme fire behavior and risk.

Expect skies to stay clear tonight as temperatures fall back to around 50 degrees.

Tonight’s sunset is at 9:07 p.m.

Conditions continue through the end of the week

A similar pattern will persist Thursday and Friday: Both days will be mostly sunny and a little breezy with highs in the 70s.

Rain arrives this weekend

We’ll be warmer on Saturday with highs around 80 degrees as more clouds mix in.

Much needed rain chances will return Saturday night.

Widespread rain looks likely for much of the day on Sunday, with rain chances lingering into Monday and Tuesday 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+.