High winds sweep through metro Detroit, chance for snow tonight

Wind gusts at 50-6o mph blow through metro Detroit

By Brandon Roux - Meteorologist, Segment Reporter/Producer

DETROIT - Grab your umbrella and hold on to your hats! 

A High Wind Warning expired at noon today. Some areas are seeing gusts of 50-65 mph causing sporadic damage and power outages.  Light rain is overspreading the area this morning. This will likely slow you down on the roads and watch out for blowing debris from the gusty winds. But, it's not an all-day rainout or wind event.

Weather alert: Six counties under High Wind Warnings

The afternoon will be mostly cloudy and cooling. Temps will fall from the 60s down into the 50s this afternoon and evening with breezy conditions. Winds SW 15-30 mph will turn NW 10-20 mph as a cold front begins to usher in cooler air later today. We are tracking a good chance for snow in the forecast starting late tonight. This may still be light rain and/or a wintry mix and then changing to snow after midnight. If all holds true, we could see 1-2 inches of new in a few areas towards tomorrow morning.

Snow showers will be heaviest from midnight through 3 or 4 a.m. Tuesday and again, could lay down a couple of inches of fresh snow. All we need is 1.9" to break the record for snowiest season ever in Detroit -- so stay tuned.  Tomorrow will be colder and still breezy. Highs will hover in the mid to upper 30s with winds NW 10-20 mph gusting a bit higher. By the afternoon, nothing more than some pockets of light snow and flurries.

We'll start to warm up a bit Wednesday with mid 40s and a nicer mix of sun and clouds. We could get back to normal, which is the upper 50s, by Thursday and Friday with a bit of wet weather heading into SE Michigan again on Friday. Get your entire 7 Day on ClickOnDetroit.com.

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