While light snow showers (little to no accumulation) will persist for the first half of Monday night over the heart of the metro area, I’m concerned about a strong lake effect snow band I’ve been watching over Lake Huron on the Exeter, Ontario radar.
Some computer models are projecting a gradual shift in the wind that could bring this band onshore in the Thumb Monday night, while other models suggest most of it remaining offshore. If this band does migrate back to the west, those of you near Lake Huron could see a few inches of snow. I'll keep an eye on this. As for the rest of us, the evening snow showers will diminish, and skies should at least partially clear – especially for those of you northwest of Detroit.
Tuesday will start with wind chills probably around -15, possibly approaching -20 in some areas, thus prompting the issuance of a Wind Chill Advisory by the National Weather Service, which will be in effect from midnight until noon Tuesday. The day will otherwise be partly to mostly sunny and bitterly cold, with afternoon highs not making it to 10. Afternoon wind chills should be around -10.
The rest of the week through Friday will be bitterly cold, with daytime highs in the low teens, and overnight lows generally between -5 and 5 (lows can be quite variable, as cloud cover and wind speed drastically impact how low the temp will go).
There is a chance for snow on Wednesday and Saturday, but no big winter storms.
Saturday will be our only day that cracks the 20 degree mark, before the Polar Vortex pushes the jet stream back far to the south, ushering in more severe Arctic air.
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