Sunny skies this weekend; ‘it’s spring for real’
Warm weather and sunny skies: This time, it’s here to stay.
After weeks of temperature fluctuations and a mid-May snow shower last weekend, Mother Nature has agreed to bring lasting springtime to Metro Detroit, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township.
“It’s May in Michigan, it does snow sometimes,” National Weather Service meteorologist Joseph Clark said from White Lake Township. “But I think it’s spring for real at this point. That doesn’t mean it’s not going to cool down a bit at any point, but I think our chances for snow are done. It’s spring.”
Temperatures through the end of the week and through the weekend are expected to settle nicely around 70 degrees with little to no chance of rain, Clark said. The skies will be sunny or mostly sunny.
The forecast matches Metro Detroit’s mid-May typical temperature of around 71 degrees.
Despite popular opinion targeting Michigan as the main culprit of unpredictable weather, Clark said a sluggish spring is common in other areas of the country as well.
“Spring in general is hard to predict almost anywhere in the United States,” he said. “The way the atmosphere tends to move, it goes through a transition phase (from winter to summer) where it can be hard to forecast out past five days. Things are just changing too much.”
But the transition should finally be over in southeast Michigan, Clark said.
“There’s no significant or major cool downs on the horizon,” he said. “We’re in good shape.”
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 69.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 71.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.