Rain in the forecast for the weekend

The Detroit News
Raindrops fall in a puddle of rain water along Congress Street in downtown Detroit.

After a string of sunny days, Metro Detroit will get some rain showers going into the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, a low pressure system that's slowly edging eastward over Wisconsin will cover Michigan later Friday and Saturday, bringing higher percentages of showers that taper off Sunday.

There's a 30 percent chance for thunderstorms for Friday night that turns into 50 percent overnight. Then on Saturday, the chance for rainshowers increases to 70 percent "but it will still be on and off," said Alex Manion of the National Weather Service.

On Sunday, there will be a 30-percent chance of lingering rain showers during the early morning hours.

"The overall weather pattern is fairly atypical to see a lingering low pressure that sits over us," Manion said. "It's more a transition phase when we see this. Both today and tomorrow, it will be mostly cloudy, you'll have some periods of dry weather, and perhaps get some activities done outside but we will see the on and off rain showers."

The temps will remain the comfortable mid-80s on Friday, dipping down in the upper 60s at night. On Saturday, the highs will be between the upper 70s to 80s, and seeing the upper 60s overnight. Sunday will be an identical temperature day that could reach into the 80s.

On Monday, Manion said the temps climb into the mid-to-high 80s with partly sunny skies.