Fierce winds, powdery snow ahead Tuesday night in metro Detroit

DETROIT – After about 2 inches of dry, powdery snow and some fierce winds, clouds will continue to break up and conditions will improve through the evening. 

We'll still see a few evening snow showers, mainly north of 8 Mile Rd., but nothing more than a dusting will result.  Wind speeds will continue to diminish through the evening.  But enough of a breeze will remain to keep wind chills around zero overnight.  Overnight low temperatures will drop to around 10 degrees. 

Wednesday will be dry during the daylight hours but staying cold.  Mostly cloudy skies will allow temperatures to rise only to the upper teens.  Wind chills will stay in the single digits.  Just after sunset, another quick-hitting burst of snow arrives.  Expect an inch or less.  And it should be wrapped up before midnight.

Thursday, we get a break from the snow, and temperatures will get a boost too.  Highs will get above freezing, into the mid 30s, even with plenty of clouds. 

Friday will be even warmer, with highs near 40.  Those numbers will be our warmest of the forecast.  And they will come with rain.  Rain will mix with snow in the northern half of the area.

Temperatures fall again this weekend, back below average by Sunday through early next week.

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