Mixed bag of weather for the weekend

The Detroit News

The weather this weekend will be a spring mixture of both rain and sun that weather forecasters say will eventually give way to sun going into the next week.

While the sun will shine all day Friday and keep Metro Detroit dry, rain will possibly come in around nightfall with intermittent showers overnight with lows in the low to mid 50s, according to the National Weather Service.

On Saturday, there will be rain and clouds with thunderstorms hitting in the afternoon and scattered showers throughout the day, said Trent Frey, a meteorologist with the weather service based in White Lake Township. Temperatures will range from the low to mid 70s on Saturday and dip back down into the mid-to-upper 50s at night.

Nothing like the torrential downpour that dampened last Saturday with flash flood warnings and soaked streets and highways, Frey said.

“For any particular area, we’re not expecting more than maybe a quarter to half an inch of rain,” Frey said of Saturday. “Nothing like the long duration event from last weekend. It was just kind of constant rainfall last weekend. We’re not expecting anything like that to happen this weekend.”

For Sunday, the temps will top out around 70 degrees as the sun peeks out from under the clouds, he said.

Cooler nighttime temps, Frey said, can happen with northeasterly winds of Lake Huron “that really cooled things down quickly.”

On Monday, there are a chance of showers throughout the day with a high around 70. Then the warmer side will begin to take hold with temps in the mid-70s for the rest of the week, Frey said.

“After Monday, we’re going to be dry for a lot of the week,” he said.