Metro Detroit weather: Here's the rain forecast for this week

Chance for rain each of the next eight days

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist

DETROIT - Showers arrived early Tuesday morning -- right on schedule -- and expanded across the area.

Midday radar shows the back edge of the rain moving east, and we’ll see a diminishing trend through the afternoon, although areas farther north, such as near I-69, will keep the showers around longer -- perhaps all the way until evening.

Highs will be in the low to mid-50s (11 to 12 degrees Celsius), with wind blowing from various directions and averaging 5 to 10 mph.

If you are heading to Comerica Park Tuesday evening to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, most of the showers should be gone. But we cannot categorically rule out a shower during the game, so be prepared just in case.

Remember that first pitch is at 6:40 p.m. That’s not a typo.

Tuesday's sunrise was at 6:51 a.m., and sunset is at 8:16 p.m.

It will be mostly cloudy Tuesday night, with a stray shower possible mainly across our South Zone. Lows will be in the mid-40s (6 to 7 degrees Celsius). Northeast wind developing, at 4 to 7 mph.

Wednesday forecast

Mostly cloudy on Wednesday, with some showers possible as a warm front approaches.  Not everybody will necessarily get a shower (best chance is across the northern half of our area), but we’re all at risk.  Highs in the low 50s (11 degrees Celsius).  

Mostly cloudy Wednesday night with a scattered light shower possible. Temperatures holding steady in the low 50s (11 degrees Celsius) following passage of that warm front -- the front edge of a much warmer air mass.

Thursday forecast

Although we could start Thursday with partial sunshine, a shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out.  Highs soaring into the low 70s (22 degrees Celsius).  

Showers and thunderstorms are likely Thursday night, with lows in the upper 40s (9 degrees Celsius). 

The Holiday Weekend forecast

Mostly cloudy on Friday with showers at the start of the day, but the latest run of the computer models now suggest that we may see that rain exiting the area, leaving us with a dry end of the day and evening. That would be great news for those heading to Passover Seders, and Good Friday evening services.  Highs cooling into the mid 50s (8 degrees Celsius).  

Saturday is a really tough call.  At this point, it appears that some of us could end up with a dry day, and the best chance for showers being the farther east you are in our area…most notably, the eastern Thumb and our friends across the river in Ontario.  Highs again in the mid 50s (8 degrees Celsius).  Hopefully it’ll be dry for most of us heading to Saturday evening Passover Seders (in my case, it’s thirty family members coming to my house).

Easter Sunday looked dry yesterday, but the models are now suggesting a chance of showers.  With a bit of luck, we may be dry for sunrise Easter services and those morning Easter egg hunts, with showers developing by afternoon.  But this is highly uncertain…especially given that this is a radical change from what yesterday’s models were indicating.  We’ll keep you updated through the week on this very important holiday forecast.  Highs Sunday will at least rebound into the mid 60s (17 to 18 degrees Celsius).  
 

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