DETROIT – Good Wednesday morning!
What a spectacular start to the day as we wake up to cold temperatures in the 60s with some cloud cover, which will turn partly cloudy to mostly clear.
The clearance will allow morning temperatures to dip into the mid-1950s in many of our suburbs, and a little closer to 60 degrees near downtown Detroit. Without all that moisture, our pesky fog problem is all but gone: navigation will be smooth when you hit the roads. Grab your sunglasses and keep the shorts in your arsenal until further notice.
Sunrise today was 6:59 a.m.
We will get a bit more sun on Wednesday, but temperatures are heading in a cooler direction as we are feeling overnight and this morning.
Highs will be a degree or three below 80 this afternoon around Metro Detroit, keeping those 70s for the next few days – and that’s fine with me (and where we should be at this time of year) .
We will likely see some remaining clouds from Tropical Depression Ida throughout the afternoon, but less than what we saw yesterday. There are no rain showers in our forecast today, so get outside and enjoy the absolute best weather in the country right now. The winds have picked up and can produce 1 to 2 foot wave activity on some of our lakes as they move NNE at 5-15 mph, gusting to 22 mph at times. It’s a pleasant, cooler breeze that keeps our temperatures perfectly average for the start of our meteorological fall. The fall equinox, or the official start of fall, takes place on September 22.
Sunset today is at 8:07 p.m.
Thursday looks like a cut and paste of Wednesday.
Thursday morning lows will dip into the 50s and mids, meaning some of our normally cooler suburbs could flirt with the 40s. The sun will bring Thursday highs back to the mid to high 70s, with a lighter wind moving north at 5-12 mph.
Expect a few more clouds on Friday, a light wind moving SE at 5-10 mph and similar highs in the 70s. Moisture from the Pacific will try to seep in here on Friday, but we’ll deflect them. chance of rain and end the week on a dry side.
Possible rain to come
It’s Labor Day weekend, with the Arts, Beats and Eats Festival in Royal Oak! A small meteorological obstacle is possible this weekend, and we are watching it closely.
Computer model data brings chances of rain in Metro Detroit well after dinner Saturday night and early Sunday. It looks like the rain could be perfectly scheduled overnight and early on Sunday.
Highs are expected to return to 80s lows on Saturday and Sunday.
There’s a slight chance for a Monday afternoon shower, but don’t cancel your Labor Day plans – we’ll keep you posted.
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