Rain to make way for a high of 82 Tuesday

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Tuesday morning in Metro Detroit is off to a soggy start, but warmer than normal temperatures are expected to replace the rain, according to the National Weather Service.

Alex Manion, a meteorologist with the weather service’s White Lake Township office, said a warm front had enough moisture and lift to bring rain into the area overnight, but won’t stick around much longer.

(caption) Raindrops fall in a puddle of rain water along Congress Street in downtown Detroit.  *** rainy, foggy day in Detroit. Michigan is approaching a record level of rainfall for this year. Photos taken on Wednesday, December 14, 2011.  ( John T. Greilick / The Detroit News )

“Most of the rain for the day is moving out of the region,” he said. “By about 9 a.m. or 10 a.m., it will all be out of the area.”

The agency forecasts the temperature will reach a high of 82 degrees across Metro Detroit.

“That’s a little warmer than normal,” Manion said. “The average high for today is 69 degrees.”

He said the all-time record temperature for May 16 is 92 degrees, which was set in 1962.

“We’ll stay shy of that,” Manion said.

Extended forecast

■Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 87 degrees and a low around 67 degrees.

■Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 83 and a low around 53.

■Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 64 and a low around 50.

■Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 70 and a low around 58.

■Sunday: Mostly cloudy with rain likely. Temperatures are expected to reach a high near 75 and fall to a low of 53.

■Monday: Partly sunny with a high near 66.