Metro Detroit weather: Chance of rain as temperatures crash

Light rain arrives ahead of cold front

By Ben Bailey - Chief Meteorologist

DETROIT - The 4 Live Radar is tracking light rain ahead of a cold front. That's going to slow down the drive home. Winds aren't making things any better with gusts over 20 mph.

Rain should taper off by 8 p.m. Tuesday, but temperatures will crash quickly, dropping into the mid-20s in most spots while holding onto 30 degrees near the big east-side lakes.

Thanksgiving Eve will bring plenty of sunshine, but not much warmth. Wednesday’s highs will get above freezing and stop in the mid-30s. Winds will be lighter, too, out of the west at 5-10 mph.

Turkey Day doesn't look half bad. We’ll stay dry, but there will be plenty of clouds around through the day, with some limited sunshine toward late afternoon. Temperatures will start in the 20s and rise to 40 degrees by mid-afternoon.

Shopping on Black Friday will be a bit milder. Early birds will still be toughing out the 20s, but highs will rise to the mid- and upper 40s. The sun will come back, too.

If we get any precipitation at all, it will be late Friday night and should be gone before the sun comes up Saturday.

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