Metro Detroit weather: Get ready for more rain

Clouds return tonight with lows in mid-30s

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist
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Tonight will remain quite, with mostly clear skies for most of the night, before becoming partly cloudy toward dawn. (WDIV)

DETROIT - Boy did that sunshine look and feel nice today!  Don’t get used to it, though, as clouds will roll right back in tonight, with lows in the mid 30s (1 degree Celsius). Southeast wind at 5 to 10 mph.

After a dry morning, rain quickly moves in from west to east by early afternoon (meaning that those of us in the west get it first, and those of us in the east see it arrive last).

Highs in the mid 40s (8 degrees Celsius), and it’ll become a breezy day with a south wind at 10 to 20 mph. 

Wednesday’s sunrise is at 7:24 a.m., and Wednesday’s sunset is at 5:11 p.m.

Here are some maps to help you plan around the timing of Wednesday’s rain:

If you’re one of the few people who doesn't yet have the Local4Casters app, this is a great time to download it. Just search for “WDIV” in the app store, and it’s right there. The app is free, and when you open the app it takes you right to the radar page, which you can zoom in or out with your fingers to customize the view. And by the way, if you zoom way out, you’ll see that it also gives you the radar in Europe! Enter your home location, and it’ll also give you automatic push alerts whenever rain, snow or lightning approaches your area. Finally, one of the app’s best features is that when you travel, the app “goes with you” and gives you the weather wherever you are!

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Up North weather

For those of you heading up north for the start of firearm deer hunting season, prepare for rain. Wednesday is the big day, of course, and rain will definitely reign.  It’ll be dry at sunrise, with temps in the mid 30s (1-2 degrees Celsius). Rain develops, however, and this won’t be drizzle…it’ll RAIN…with highs in the mid 40s (8 degrees Celsius), and stiff breezes further detracting from your comfort level. Thursday looks dry, with some developing sunshine, and here’s a bonus for you:  Friday now looks dry through early to mid-afternoon before the next batch of rain arrives, and continues well into Saturday. Some snow showers are possible Saturday night, but it’s not clear if you’ll have enough for tracking. Sunday looks windy and much colder, with a flurry or snow shower possible.

Here are some maps with details on the first two days of firearm season:

As for the rest of our Metro Detroit forecast, rain showers end early Wednesday night, with lows in the mid 30s (2 degrees Celsius).

Mostly cloudy skies first thing Thursday morning should becoming partly cloudy (and possibly even mostly sunny) by afternoon. Highs in the low to mid 40s (6 degrees Celsius), and it’ll be a breezy day which will make things feel colder.

Partly cloudy Thursday night, with lows in the upper 20s (-2 degrees Celsius).

Friday now looks dry during the daylight hours…and probably with some partial sunshine, too. However, clouds will thicken during the afternoon, and rain is likely by evening. Highs in the mid 40s (8 degrees Celsius).

Rain is likely Friday night, with lows near 40 degrees (5 degrees Celsius).

Rain continues into Saturday, with highs in the upper 40s (9 degrees Celsius), and it will become breezy.  A rumble of November thunder is even possible!

Scattered snow showers are possible Saturday night, as the stiff winds continue. Lows in the upper 20s (-2 degrees Celsius).

Mostly cloudy and breezy on Sunday, with a flurry or light snow shower possible. Highs in the mid 30s (3 degrees Celsius).

Thanksgiving week weather

The Local 4Casters have been watching the long range computer models since last week and are becoming increasingly confident that we’ll have a mostly dry Thanksgiving week. This is a very preliminary outlook, which can obviously change this far out but, right now, we don’t see anything in the developing pattern that even suggests a major storm for our region. We’ll keep you posted on your travel weather!

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