Cold, rain and wind to move into area
Metro Detroiters can expect several inches of rain, wind and colder temperatures as two weather systems move into the area beginning Sunday night.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for southeastern Michigan for several inches of rain and potentially high winds between the cold front passage Sunday night and a low pressure system moving in Monday into Tuesday.
A gale watch has been issued for Monday and Tuesday for much of the Great Lakes, where waves could reach up to 19 feet in lower Lake Huron.
The two systems also will usher in significantly colder temperatures.
"Temperatures so far this October have been above average but as we head into next week, we'll fall back to average and a little below average," said Jordan Dale, a meteorologist with the weather service in White Lake Township.
The average daily temperature in Detroit so far this month has been 61.7 degrees, which is 7.3 degrees higher than the average for October. If the temps were to remain that high, it would mark the second warmest October on record.
While much of Sunday will be dry and fair, a cold front is going to push into the region on Monday, Dale said.
Saturday night: lows in the mid-50s.
Sunday: Highs in the mid-60s precipitation chances will increase through the day.
Monday: Rain continues Monday night and will have lows near 50.
Tuesday: Morning rain and with highs in the mid-50s.
Wednesday: Highs will be near 50 and a chance for showers.