Get ready for some weather whiplash
DETROIT – All in all, Wednesday was a pretty nice November day. Sunshine, even with the high clouds in the afternoon, combined with temperatures around 50s (12 degrees Celsius) make it a pleasant day, especially considering how November can be.
Overnight we will see clouds that are becoming thicker and denser and maybe a drizzle or a short light shower. But most likely nobody will see.
Mid-40s lows (6 to 7 degrees Celsius) occur earlier in the night, with temperatures rising into the upper 40s (9 degrees Celsius) when you go to work or the kids go to school. The east wind blows at 5 to 10 miles an hour.
The sunset on Wednesday evening is at 5:16 p.m. and the sunrise on Thursday morning is at 7:19 a.m.
Rest of this week
Our Thursday will start with clouds, but I suspect that a dry slit behind the warm front that crosses the area in the early morning will actually break those clouds and allow for some midday sun. But don’t be fooled: a series of showers will move across the area from southwest to northeast in the late afternoon through evening, before a typical November cold front begins.
Keep an eye on our app’s real-time radar when you have outdoor plans! Maximum values with this well-timed sunshine will reach the mid-1960s (18 degrees Celsius). Don’t get used to it!
Another aspect of the Thursday forecast is the wind, which will increase throughout the day as it shifts south and increases to 15-25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph being easily achievable.
The rain ends at midnight on Thursday night, and the sky becomes partly cloudy after that. Low temperatures close to 40 degrees (5 degrees Celsius).
Mostly sunny skies on Friday morning become mostly cloudy in the late afternoon. Windy heights close to 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius).
Friday night it will be cloudy with some snow showers. Lows in the lower to mid 30s (0 to 1 degrees Celsius).
Do you remember last week when I urged you to take advantage of the nice weekend weather ahead and do the chores outside because next weekend wasn’t going to be so nice? I hope you took my advice (and yes, I have practiced what I preached) because this weekend is going to be breezy, with nightly snow showers extending into the morning hours, with the option of either snow showers or one Mixture of rain and snow showers make up the afternoons.
Of greatest interest to me will be a higher level disorder approaching late Saturday night / early Sunday morning. Depending on the orientation of this fault and the underlying weak wind current over Lake Michigan, we could either see isolated snow showers or perhaps our first snow of the season. Stay tuned!
Highs on Saturday in the low to mid 40s (6 degrees Celsius) and in the low 40s (5 degrees Celsius) on Sunday.