Metro Detroit forecast: Bone-chilling temps with single-digit wind chills

It’s bone chilling cold outside this morning as skies cleared and temps took a dive into the low and mid teens. Many wind chills are in the single digits as you head out and watch out for some freezing fog.

Clouds are moving in and that will help temps and rid that freezing fog. Snow showers will slow down the morning drive with a fresh coating, less than an inch from 7am to noon today. Temps will be in the upper 20s with winds SW 7-13 mph making it feel a bit colder all day.

The core of the really cold air starts to move in tonight and will be here Wednesday through Friday. Lows in the single digits to low teens and highs mainly in the upper teens to low 20s. The winds will be whipping from the West 10-25 mph and that will set up the Lake Effect Snow Machine for Wednesday. Watch out for dangerous squalls Wednesday which will be very hit or miss and those that hit reduce visibility and lay down an icy coating as you drive. Those snow bands should be lighter on Thursday as we expect a bit of sun. Temps Wednesday will be stuck in the teens feeling subzero at times. Thursday too brings the threat of subzero wind chills for a good portion of the morning and midday.

Temps are still cold Friday in the teens after single digit lows and lighter winds. Another snow storm will begin Friday evening if not a bit sooner. A surge of warmer air Saturday is the trickiest part of the forecast. This could bring some Saturday rain switching back to snow late. But, if this is all snow Saturday, we could another healthy wet, heavy snow. It’s early to lock in on this due to the rain potential, but at least one computer model is producing the potential for 6-12” Saturday… again, only if it’s all snow. We will keep our eye on this storm as we head through the week. Stay ahead of snow and cold with the Local4Casters app and take the weather with you.

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