Rain, snow in Metro Detroit forecast this week
The weekend's dense fog has lifted, leaving behind mild, rainy weather through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township.
"We have some rain moving in right now and this rain will continue on for the late morning hours and into the early afternoon," meteorologist Alex Manion said shortly after 10 a.m. Monday. "There won't be dense fog, but it'll still be misty and damp."
Officials lifted a dense fog advisory around 3 a.m. Monday, he said.
"We'll reach the mid 40s for a daytime high (on Monday), so still mild for this time of year. The normal for this time of year in Detroit is 32 degrees," Manion said. "(On Tuesday), you're looking at a very slight chance for some morning drizzle and the afternoon will be fairly dry. Daytime highs will get into the lower 40s."
Early Wednesday, the morning rush hour will bring a slight chance for a wintry mix before temperatures rebound back into the 40s.
"Our southern counties will most likely see rain, however once you go north of I-96, you'll have a chance of more of a wintry mix," Manion said.
On Thursday, temperatures are expected to drop to match the season.
"We're looking at highs in the upper 30s (on Thursday), and Friday, Saturday and Sunday will take us back to normal," Manion said. "So you'll see temperatures in the low to mid 30s."
All four days carry chances of lake-effect snow, Manion added.
"The major thing with lake-effect snow is the chance for snow squalls, very heavy snow amounts in a very short amount of time," he said.
Meteorologists will develop a more detailed forecast as the weekend approaches, Manion said.
Tuesday: Rain, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.
Tonight: Rain likely, mainly before 8 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Tuesday: Cloudy, with a high near 42.
Tuesday night: Chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
Wednesday: Chance of rain and snow before 7 a.m., then a chance of rain, snow, and sleet between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., then a chance of rain after 9 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
Wednesday night: Chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow between midnight and 3 a.m., then a chance of snow after 3 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Thursday: Chance of snow before 8 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Thursday night: Chance of snow after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Friday: Chance of snow before 8 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 33.
Source: National Weather Service