Cold, rain in Metro weekend forecast
Weather predictions for Friday and Saturday in Metro Detroit will look more like Seattle in February than spring in Michigan.
A cold front near the state line has brought lower temperatures and the chance for rain through Sunday, the National Weather Service said.
"Our coldest day will be Friday and we'll gradually see those temperatures warm through the weekend as the front slowly lifts north," said Jordan Dale, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in White Lake Township. "There will be the potential for some heavier rainfall Friday evening through Saturday morning."
Temperatures Friday and Saturday are expected to be about 10 degrees lower than normal.
Friday will have a high of 52 degrees and a low of about 43 degrees. The area can also expect about an inch of rain to fall Friday. The weather service predicts the greatest chance for rain is between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and thunderstorms should hit the area after 2 p.m.
Saturday's high should reach near 58 degrees and fall to a low of about 46 degrees. Showers are likely with another quarter-of-an-inch to half-an-inch of rain could fall.
However, Sunday — Mother's Day — has a slight warm up in store and the mercury is expected to reach near 80 on Monday.
"Right now, it looks like there's a chance for showers in the morning," Dale said. "But it should be drying out by afternoon. We'll be getting warmer, too, somewhere in the upper 60s. And then we'll be back close to 80 on Monday."
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 67 degrees and a low of about 51 degrees.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 79 degrees and a low of about 58 degrees.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with a high near 81 degrees and a low of about 61 degrees. There's a chance of thunderstorms after 2 p.m.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 82 degrees and a low of about 59 degrees. There's also a chance thunderstorms.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 74 degrees with a chance of showers.
Source: National Weather Service