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Light snow on the way Wednesday in metro Detroit

Followed by the coldest air of the season thus far

DETROIT – No weather problems Tuesday night, with just a gradual increase in clouds.

Lows in the low to mid teens should be set this evening, with temperatures rising a bit into the mid to upper teens by morning as the cloud cover thickens. Very light wind overnight.

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If you are a regular follower of my forecasts, you know that Paul Gross tries to save every rush hour possible, and I think we'll pull off a dry Wednesday morning commute. But light snow will develop by late morning, so be aware that, even though I expect well less than an inch of snow, the afternoon rush could be impacted (even if the freeway is salted and just wet, you know what wet roads do to our rush hours). This will be our last day of the week with anything resembling "normal" temperatures, as highs should reach the low 30s. If you don't like standing outside in sub-zero temperatures, then I suggest that you fill your car with gas tomorrow -- you'll thank me later this week for this piece of advice.

Snow showers are possible Wednesday night, and it's going to become windy. Lows in the low teens, although the wind will make it feel like -10°.

Windy and very cold on Thursday, with scattered snow showers possible (best chance is near Lake Huron). Near steady temperatures in the low to mid teens, with wind chills continuing well below zero.

Becoming mostly clear and bitterly cold Thursday night. Lows should average around -5°…warmer in the Detroit heat island, and colder for those of you in the typically colder suburban locations.

Wind, though in a diminishing trend, should push wind chills to -15° to -20°…so we'll be on the edge for school closings due to the cold. I've been hearing from a lot of elementary school parents that many of their kids have Valentine's parties at school on Friday, so it would crush them to have school cancelled (as a parent who was very heavily involved in my own kids' elementary school years ago, I feel your pain). We'll see -- I'll keep you apprised, of course.

Increasing clouds on Friday, with a chance for some light snow as early as dinnertime. Highs in the mid teens.

Light snow continues Friday night. Lows in the low teens.

Light snow on Saturday, but a second shot of Arctic air will start cranking up our wind Saturday afternoon and then plummet our temperatures. Highs in the mid to upper teens before the falling temperatures commence.

Partly cloudy, windy, and bitterly cold Saturday night. Lows between -5° and -10°, with wind chills that might approach -30°.

Becoming mostly sunny on Sunday, but continued bitterly cold. Highs only between 5° and 10°. Wind should quickly diminish on Sunday, but any wind at all combined with a single number temperature creates a biting sub-zero wind chill.

Partly cloudy Sunday night, with lows between 0° and -10°.

Partly cloudy on Monday, with highs in the mid teens.

Mostly cloudy with some light snow possible Monday night. Lows in the low to mid teens.

Light snow chances continue on Tuesday, with highs rebounding into the mid 20s (now don't go putting the top down on that convertible).


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