Cold temps, snow showers could make for slick drive home, chilly weekend

Afternoon snow showers possible, cold air definite starting Thursday for commute home

Author: Andrew Humphrey, Local 4 Meteorologist, @AndrewLocal4
Published On: Jan 30 2013 01:54:28 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 03 2013 02:43:56 PM EST
Baby it's cold outside
DETROIT -

We're edging toward the weekend with some very cold temperatures! Thursday afternoon in Detroit will stay cold with highs only in the middle 20s. 

Anyone with errands to run will have relatively dry conditions before 3pm. 

After that a clipper moving across southern Ontario may still spark a few snow showers during the late afternoon and early evening. 

Accumulations will be very low (a trace or just above), but a light coating could increases spin-out potential on slick roads.

Drivers will want to factor in extra time and remain alert tonight.

Skies will clear after midnight with temperatures dropping into the upper teens in the city and the suburbs of Detroit will see temps in the middle teens. 

Noon Temps

Button the kids up extra tight and don't forget to bring in the pets as wind chills will be in the single digits by Friday morning.

Friday will be brighter, and temps will rise a bit higher than today.  Afternoon highs will be close to 30 degrees. 

The weekend will be mostly dry.  Saturday is the best day out of the two offering the most chance for sunshine. 

Sunday will have a chance of morning flurries or light snow.  Highs will be near 30 degrees, again.

Skies will clear after midnight with temperatures dropping into the upper teens in the city and the suburbs of Detroit will see temps in the middle teens. 

Also on the bright side, things are looking up for snow enthusiasts. 

Thursday's Hourly Forecast

The current snow pack will remain intact with sub-freezing temps so the ski slopes should be active. 

Skating at places like The Rink in Campus Martius is a great idea, too.

My fellow Local 4Casters and I have your latest weather forecast at JustWeather.com and on Local 4 News at 4, 5, 6 and 11.

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Local 4Casters say scattered snow showers