Forecast: Record cold Thursday night

More snow expected this weekend in metro Detroit

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist

DETROIT - A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect Thursday night.

It will become mostly clear and bitterly cold with a low around -8 in and near Detroit, and between -10 and -17 in suburban and rural locations, obliterating the old record low for February 28th (-1 set in 1994). Wind will initially become calm overnight, then a light breeze will develop toward morning, creating wind chills of -15 to -20 at daybreak.

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After a sunny start on Friday, clouds will increase during the afternoon. Highs near 15, with a southeast wind at 7 to 12 mph.

Light snow develops Friday night and continues into Saturday morning. I don't expect much accumulation from this (perhaps a dusting). Lows Friday night near 13, and highs Saturday in the upper 20s -- our only break from the bitter cold for the next seven days.

More snow develops Saturday night into Sunday morning. This is a more robust system, and could give us an inch or two of accumulation. Lows Saturday night near 7, and highs Sunday near 15.

We're then mostly dry Monday through Thursday, with highs generally in the teens, with overnight lows back below zero Monday night and Tuesday night.

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