DETROIT (WWJ) – If you are hoping for a perfectly sunny Memorial Day weekend, give it all you’ve got and keep your fingers crossed.

CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus said rain clouds will loom over the later half of the long weekend.

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“We’ll see plenty of sun on Friday with a high around 64 and Saturday is another good-looking day with lots of sun in our forecast. But there’s a slight chance for rain on Sunday, with a high of 76, and a little bit better of a chance for storms on Memorial Day, with a high of 78,” said Madaus.

The good news is conditions during the day Sunday should be rather pleasant, with partly sunny skies. But rain clouds could move in during the late afternoon, with scattered thunderstorms developing in the evening.

Monday, however, might be a little gloomy. Madaus said skies will be mostly cloudy and it will feel humid, with a chance for showers and thunderstorms on-and-off throughout the whole day. The rain will likely carry over into Tuesday.

Here’s the local forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team:

Friday: Plenty of sunshine. High 64F. Low 46F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

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Saturday: A mainly sunny sky. High 70F. Low 42F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon with showers early turning into scattered thunderstorms. High 76F. Low 54F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Monday: Mostly cloudy and more humid with showers and thunderstorms; breezy in the afternoon. Occasional evening rain and drizzle. High 78F. Low 62F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Tuesday: Scattered thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. High 80F. Low 65F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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