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Some rain could be in mix for Woodward Dream Cruise

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

The weather forecast for Dream Cruise Eve? Spectacular, with sunny skies, low humidity and temperatures in the mid-70s.

This follows on the heels of a cooler than normal night with temps that dipped into the mid-50s, what Michiganians love to call “good sleeping weather.”

“Friday will be pretty nice,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Thompson, working from the White Lake Township station. “The overnight temperature was cool, but it’s going to warm up quickly with plenty of sunshine.”

The normal night-time low for this time of year is 63, the record low for Aug. 14/15 is 46 set in 1979.

On Saturday, 40,000 cars will be ogled by a million onlookers from Ferndale to Pontiac as part of the annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

“Saturday will start out pretty nice, but there’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms during the mid to late afternoon hours,” Thompson said. “That will increase to about a 50 percent chance during the overnight hours. The high temperature will be around 80 and the night time low will be in the mid-60s.”

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com

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Extended forecast

Friday: Sunny with highs of 73 to 77.

Friday night: Mostly clear with lows of 54 to 58.

Saturday: Partly cloudy until 3 p.m. followed by a 30 percent chance of showers.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows of 64 to 68.

Sunday: There is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs of 76 to 80.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows of 61 to 65.

Monday: Partly cloudy with a 30 chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 73 to 77.

Monday night: Partly cloudy with a 30 chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 61 to 65.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a chance of 30 showers and thunderstorms. Highs 76 to 80.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with (again) a 30 chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 62 to 66.

Woodward Dream Cruise

What:

An annual daylong classic car parade that attracts more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods and other vehicles. Those not driving a classic are asked to stay out of the two right lanes next to the curb.

When:

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday

Where:

A 16-mile stretch of Woodward from Ferndale to Pontiac

Cost:

The event is free, though if you aren’t cruising, you’ll need to pay to park in a public lot.

Source: Woodward Dream Cruise Inc.