Gloomy start but getting back on track

DETROIT – A few early morning showers keep the streets a little slippery, but those showers fade in Metro Detroit when we get up and move around on a Tuesday. So, apart from spotty fog, we’re slowly but persistent with temperatures ranging between the upper 50s to the low and mid 60s by the time you walk out the door. It would be a little cooler without the cloud cover, and our average morning lows should be in the upper 40s in early October.

Sunrise is at 7:35 am

In the first half of the day there is still a bit of this gloomy view, as the sky is only partly sunny in the early afternoon. These clouds will gradually fade, but we may have to wait until mid or late afternoon. Then our heights hit the lower 70’s with a light but constant wind from NE 5-10mph. Low clouds remain on Wednesday morning, so the usual spotty fog is sure to get thicker in some places overnight.

Sunset is at 7:07 pm

Wednesday seems like the day of the week with a bit more sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures, but don’t expect wall-to-wall sunshine. The morning begins with this mottled thick fog and a beautiful autumn haze with cooler morning lows in the 50s to almost 60 degrees. We will have very pleasant weather from late morning to early evening, so the mid-1970s highs will hover 5-10 miles per hour with winds from NE to SE.

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Next, we observe three laps of rain running south to north in SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario. The first lap is Wednesday night and can’t produce much as light rain gets into our drier air. So, tomorrow morning after dark we will drive with isolated, light showers.

Thursday starts dry and the highs remain well above average in the lower to mid 70s. Rain pulls in on Thursday afternoon and evening with a decent performance for the second round. Floods or storms are not to be expected. Friday will be very similar with a dry start and rain in the late afternoon or evening. A few days outside … there may be timing changes or rainfall and you will be the first to know.

At the moment, the weekend forecast is still a bit suspect. Computer model data goes back and forth so the latest information suggests Saturday morning showers and then turns dry and warm by the mid-1970s.

Sunday shows better rain and storm potential, but we will focus more on that as we get closer.

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