Metro Detroit weather forecast: Small flakes, but bigger cold on the way

DETROIT – Starting with the good news, afternoon sunshine is upon us here in Metro Detroit with Tuesday afternoon temperatures in the mid 30s. The winds WNW 5-13mph will keep wind chills in the mid 20s at times so we still need that winter jacket regardless of that sunshine.

An arctic cold front will drop through SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario overnight bringing big changes.

A few snow showers and squalls are likely late, late tonight and early overnight that will make for tricky travel reducing visibility and possibly laying down a quick half inch to an inch of snow. These squalls will be scattered, so not everybody gets in on the action. Just be a little extra cautious on those roads.


Cold and blustery conditions will be the focus of our weather tomorrow as we wake up to temps near 20F but the winds will be cranking WNW 10-25 mph making it feel like single digits! Brrr!

Bundle up tomorrow, as conditions won’t vary much staying partly sunny, windy, and down right cold.


It looks like Thursday morning will be colder than Wednesday morning but the wind chills won’t be quite as bad. Still -- dangerous stuff!

We will see mostly to partly cloudy skies Thursday with morning lows in the teens, near single digits, followed by afternoon highs around 30F.

Weekend forecast

Friday should be mid to upper 30s and we will hit the low 40s all weekend without much in the way of wet weather, not only through this coming weekend, but most of next week too.

It doesn’t look good for a white Christmas around Metro Detroit this year. But stay tuned, things can always change.

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Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.