According to the National Weather Service, the temperature will rise all day, topping out at about 35 degrees. (Dale G. Young / The Detroit News)
Warmer and wetter are the entrees on Friday’s weather menu, a welcome relief from the snow and bitter cold earlier in the week.
Morning commuters are finding themselves driving to work in a drizzle that will turn to light rain around noon, according to the National Weather Service.
The temperature in Detroit at 7 a.m. was 30 degrees.
“Temperatures are rising enough to produce a drizzle, but not freezing rain,” said meteorologist Matt Mosteiko. “After noon, we’ll experience light rain showers until about 7 p.m. and then just a trace of precipitation after that.”
According to the weather service, the temperature will rise all day, topping out at about 35 degrees. Saturday will be even warmer when the thermometer will read about 42 degrees.
“We’re estimating it will melt about half of the snowpack. But the rain and the melt won’t produce any flood watches or warnings.”
Sunday will see a high of about 36 degrees but no rain.
A check of the flight status boards at Detroit Metropolitan Airport show no problems with departing flights, but a number of flights arriving at Metro have been canceled, including those from Washington, D.C., Dayton, Ohio, and Syracuse, N.Y.
Friday: Patchy light drizzle until about noon then turning into a light rain. Highs of 33 to 37 degrees.
Friday night: A chance of rain until 9 p.m. and then rain. Lows of 33 to 37.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, light rain until noon. Highs of 40 to 44 degrees. Winds of 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday night: A chance of light snow showers as temps drop to 27 to 31. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with highs of 34 to 38.
Sunday night: A 30 percent chance of light snow after midnight. Lows of 30 to 34.
Monday: Breezy and mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Highs 37 to 41.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows 20 to 24. Chance of snow 30 percent.