Metro Detroit forecast: Subzero wind chills with snow chances

DETROIT – The Arctic Air, the Siberian Express has officially arrived.

Wind chills are subzero this morning around Metro Detroit and the stronger winds will pick up later in the morning and midday. As those winds crank WSW 10-25 mph, the clouds thicken and lake effect snow bands will be drifting our way.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory in Western Michigan for 3-5” over the next 24 hours or so and we all need to be careful driving today… especially if you’re heading west. Some snow squalls will severely limit visibility and will throw down a quick inch of snow. Temps in the mid and upper teens this afternoon feeling closer to zero or worse and the heaviest snow bands are likely in the afternoon and evening but be prepared all day.

Temps are still cold Thursday and Friday in the teens after single digit lows. Thursday will bring back some sun and lighter snow showers as we get slightly lighter winds tomorrow. Another snow storm will begin Friday late afternoon or evening. We should wake up Saturday morning to at least a few inches of fresh snow. A surge of warmer air Saturday mid morning could bring some rain and sleet into the mix.

That would make travel very slushy and dangerous but it will be either way. But, if this is all snow Saturday, we could see the potential for 5-10” 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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