Metro Detroit weather: Possible record highs, then snowflakes this week

Chance to hit 70 degrees Friday

DETROIT – Possible record high temperatures and snowflakes are all in the forecast over the next 72 hours.

Related: Dense fog advisory in effect overnight, into morning for Monroe, Lenawee counties

Skies will be partly cloudy Wednesday night with low temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s. We may see some fog overnight, but it should be gone before sunrise.

We will become mostly sunny on Thursday. Highs will reach the low 60s in most of the area, with slightly cooler highs near the big east side lakes. Winds will be breezy in the afternoon.

Friday, we'll max out near 70 degrees and very close to a record high. That will come with breezy conditions and increasing clouds in the afternoon. After sunset, rain will begin falling. It should stay all liquid through the overnight.

Early Saturday, we’ll hit our high for the day, in the mid- to upper 40s. Then as temperatures start to fall, any precipitation will go from a wintry mix to snowflakes by day’s end. Moisture amounts will be light, so accumulation is not likely, but the flakes will be noticeable. Wind chills (yup, wind chills) will be in the 20s during the afternoon.

Sunday will be dry but chilly. Temperatures will start in the upper 20s and won’t make it out of the 30s in the afternoon.

There’s not much of a warm-up next week. All the details are in our 10-day forecast.

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