Friday's forecast for Metro Detroit calls for high winds, according to the National Weather Service.

Skies will be mostly cloudy and the temperature is expected to reach 78 degrees. The low is predicted to be about 51 degrees.

However, gusts of up to 55 mph are expected and the agency has issued a wind advisory for all of southeast Michigan from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

A cold front is driving the winds and could also bring thunderstorms between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., said Sara Pampreen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's office in White Lake Township. 

She said the strongest winds will be north of M-59.

The winds could result in downed power lines and difficult driving conditions for vehicles with tall profiles, officials said.

"The main threat with the thunderstorms that move through will be the wind," she said. "We'll still continue to see some high winds for a few hours but those will drop off by the evening."

The rain should end at about 2 p.m. and move out of the area by mid-afternoon, Pampreen said.

"Saturday should be dry but there could be some rain Sunday," she said. "But then we dry out for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday."

Extended forecast

Saturday: Sunny with a high near 77 degrees and a low of about 54 degrees.

Sunday: Partly sunny with a high near 69 and a low of about 42 degrees. Showers possible between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Monday: Sunny with a high near 62 degrees and a low of about 44 degrees.

Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 67 degrees and a low of about 48 degrees.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 72 degrees and a low of about 54 degrees.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 70 degrees. There's also a chance of showers.

Source: National Weather Service


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