Dry, chilly Halloween night in Metro Detroit

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News


Ghosts and goblins of Metro Detroit should enjoy dry but chilly weather as they race from house to house Monday evening, scooping up their chocolatey treats, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township.

“We’ll see mostly the upper 40s for Metro Detroit, maybe lower 40s as you go north of Interstate 69 or in The Thumb,” meteorologist Alex Manion said. “We have a high-pressure system over us, and that means we’re going to stay dry, and partly cloudy.”

Before kids don their costumes, daytime temperatures Monday are expected to hover in the lower 50s, “which is right around seasonal for this time of year,” Manion said.

Tuesday should bring much higher temperatures with a slight chance of rain.

“We’ll see temperatures reaching the lower 70s, possibly even the mid 70s for the Metro area,” Manion said. “We’ll have a slight chance of rain, and I’m talking about very slight. Metro Detroit might not get any rain at all.”

The fun ends Wednesday, when an expected cold front brings rain showers through Thursday morning.

“We’ll start to have the possibility to see some (showers) by Wednesday morning and they will become increasingly more likely as we head into Wednesday afternoon and into the evening hours,” Manion said. “This will go into the overnight hours and start tapering off mid- to late-morning Thursday.”

Temperatures during the rain showers are expected to start in the upper 60s Wednesday and dip to the mid 50s by Thursday and Friday.

“But right now it’s looking pretty dry” for Friday, Manion said.


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Extended forecast

Halloween: Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Trick-or-treating: Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 40s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a highs in the low to mid 70s.

Tuesday night: Chance of rain after 2 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 53.

Wednesday: Chance of rain. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Wednesday night: Rain likely, mainly after 8 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Thursday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 50s.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Friday: Sunny, with highs in the mid 50s.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

Source: National Weather Service