Showers, thunderstorms come Thursday, stay Friday


DETROIT – Welcome to Thursday, Motown.

A cold front with a series of showers and thunderstorms moves in on Thursday afternoon and evening. Before midnight it stays warm and mild, after which it cools down. More rain is likely on Friday and will drag on into Saturday morning. The rest of the weekend in Motor City will be drier and cooler.

Thunderstorms are coming

A cold front with a series of showers and thunderstorms moves in on Thursday afternoon. Before that, it will almost feel like summer, even with clouds overhead. Temperatures will be in the upper 1970s. Some neighborhoods are reaching the low 80s.

That means, showers and thunderstorms move from west to east through the region between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Be careful on wet roads ahead of the Detroit Red Wings’ home opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Heavy rain, gusty winds and some lightning are possible. Be careful with wet surfaces. Please brake while driving. Inside is always the right place when you hear thunder.


Between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. we will probably have a break from rain and storm. We will at least have much easier shower activity. The sky will be cloudy and temperatures will drop from the 70s to the 60s before midnight.

After the hockey game in the city center, it gets more humid again. Another wave of wet weather is coming at 10 p.m. ET and when you visit us at 11 a.m. for the Local 4 News.

Weekend forecast

On Friday the sky is cloudy with little to no rain just in the hours before dawn. But as many of us wake up or take the kids to school or drive to work, more showers with embedded thunderstorms are arriving and driving up the front line system that is stalling east of southeast Michigan. The maximum values ​​will be near 70 degrees.

The threat of severe weather has decreased with the arrival of new model data. Be that as it may, the stormy weather ground truth can be different. Heavy rain, lightning strikes, strong winds and hail are still possible. They may not cause widespread damage or threats like previous storm events, but we must always remain vigilant.


The showers linger on Saturday morning. The cold front is finally moving on and Mother Nature is giving us a helping of reality and it is getting cooler than average. It’s not getting colder, but it will certainly feel like autumn on a Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the 50s all day (at least 5 degrees below average). The sky is mostly cloudy to partly sunny.

Sunday will be partly to mostly sunny and depending on the season. As families enjoy more fall colors and trips to the cider mill, pumpkin patch or apple orchard, the highlights will be in the low 60s.

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