Metro Detroit weather forecast: Sunshine with highs near 40 degrees Saturday

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy and chilly

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DETROIT – Happy Saturday, Motown!

A southerly wind will boost temperatures Saturday. It will be a bit milder Sunday despite gray skies. Savor it because snow is still in Monday’s forecast.

Sunday morning will be mostly sunny with cirrus (high, thin) clouds overhead. Biting cold still begins the day. Morning lows will be in the 20s with wind chills in the teens to near 20 degrees. Families will need hats, coats and scarves to remain warm while going to and from early services and activities like the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Toy Drive in Detroit.

Sunrise is at 7:19 a.m. ET.

Saturday afternoon will be partly to mostly sunny and chillier than average. Afternoon temperatures will be near 40 degrees or just a bit more. Pick out your favorite green and white sweater, coat and hat before going to the MSU football game. The Spartans host the University of Illinois in East Lansing, at Spartan Stadium. Kick off is at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Saturday evening will be partly to mostly cloudy with high and mid-level clouds overhead. Temps will be in the upper 30s.

Sunset is at 5:18 p.m. ET.

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy and chilly but not as cold. Overnight lows will be in the middle 30s.

Sunday will be cloudier, but milder. Daytime temperatures reach the mid-to-upper 40s.

Snow is released from those clouds, Sunday night and Monday. Accumulations may be an inch or more by the end of Monday with afternoon temps at or below freezing.

Another polar plunge is behind the snow. Tuesday and mid week will see daytime temperatures in the 20s and low 30s and night temperatures in the teens.

About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."