Rain, then temps predicted to hit 80s next week

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Rain drops fall into a puddle in a  downtown Detroit crosswalk.

Metro Detroit can expect heavy rains and a big swing in temperatures Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

And early next week, temperatures could reach 80 degrees, the agency said.

Low pressure and a warm front moving into the region will push heavy rains and thunderstorms into southeast Michigan, according to the weather service. Showers are expected to arrive after midnight and stay through Saturday with some places getting as much as one inch of rain.

Friday will feel like fall with temperatures topping out in the 50s around most of the region.

Meanwhile, there is snow falling in the Upper Peninsula.

There's a marginal risk for severe weather Saturday between the morning and afternoon hours, meteorologists said. If it comes, the greatest threat for strong winds, hail and lightning will be in the area southeast of Saginaw, they said.

The aforementioned warm front will raise temperatures to the high 70s Saturday before they dip to the mid-60s Sunday, the weather service said.

But on Monday — Columbus Day — and Tuesday, temperatures are expected to rise into the 80s.

The average monthly temperature for October in Detroit is about 62 degrees.

Extended forecast

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 79 degrees and a low of about 59 degrees.  Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 65 degrees and a low of about 59 degrees. There's a 40 percent chance of showers before 2 p.m.

Monday: Partly sunny with a high near 80 degrees and a low of about 66 degrees.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 81 degrees and a low of about 66 degrees. There's a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m.

Wednesday: Partly sunny with a high near 78 degrees and a low of about 60 degrees. There's a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday: Partly sunny with a high near 69 degrees. There's a chance of showers.

Source: National Weather Service


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