Slight warm-up is on the way!

Rain also on its way to Metro Detroit

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist

DETROIT - Temperatures overnight will vary widely across southeast Michigan, with areas in the Urban Heat Island probably around zero, but between -3 and -8 in the farther suburbs.

More important is the wind, which becomes calm, meaning that you shouldn't have much wind chill to deal with. We'll start Thursday with mostly sunny skies, then clouds start increasing during the afternoon. Highs in the low 20s, which shouldn't be too hard to take given the Arctic air mass we've been under the past three days.

There's a chance of light snow Thursday night, with minor accumulations possible (less than an inch and the best chance is from Detroit southward). Near steady temperatures in the low 20s.

Friday should be a dry day, with highs reaching the mid 30s.

Rain develops Friday night, with near steady temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

IMPORTANT NOTE IF YOU'LL BE OUT DRIVING FRIDAY EVENING: There is a possibility that the rain could begin as a period of light freezing you need to be very cognizant of temperatures before heading out. You can check the temp on our weather page before you head out or, better yet, download our FREE weather app, which will give you the current temp at the touch of a button (search for WDIV in the app store).

Friday night's rain will continue at least through Saturday morning, with highs near 40. This will be a steady, pounding rain at times, with the potential for up to an inch of water which, combined with our huge snowpack, could pose a flooding potential.

IMPORTANT SUGGESTION: If snow is covering the storm drains on your street, please consider clearing those drains Thursday or Friday so our Saturday rain and snowmelt can drain away, instead of causing flooding.

We'll finally get a reprieve on Sunday, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 30s.

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