Metro weather this week: Rainy, warmer and breezy

The Detroit News

Sunny skies with a high near 50 are expected Monday with wind gusts as high as 18 mph, according to the National Weather Service, but the next few days also feature rain as April approaches.

Eastly winds will “veer to the southeast” on Monday, the result of a strong high pressure from New England and “a frontal system approaching the western Great Lakes ... will sustain gusty, southeast winds well into Tuesday,” the weather service said. The conditions will produce elevated waves across the western Great Lakes through Monday.

The weather service out of Detroit/Pontiac adds that there is a chance that gusts may reach gale force, prompting a “prolonged period of small craft advisory conditions on the nearshore waters.”

Showers are expected after 2 a.m. Monday with a low around 39. On Tuesday, there is a 90 percent chance of showers with a high near 52 and gusts as high as 25 mph. Between a quarter- to a half-inch of precipitation is possible.

Tuesday night calls for an 80 percent chance of more showers and a low of 44, the weather service reported on its website.

Showers are likely again Wednesday and Thursday, the weather service said.