Metro Detroit weather: From frigid cold to weekend snow

Wind chills stay below zero overnight


DETROIT – We’re turning our attention from frigid cold to weekend snow this weekend in Metro Detroit.

Winds will relax as we head into Thursday night, but with dropping temperatures, wind chills will stay below zero toward daybreak Friday. Clouds will increase, but we'll stay dry. Thermometers will read close to zero for overnight lows.

Most of Friday will be cloud-filled. Temperatures will rise to 20 by the afternoon. Winds won't be quite as brisk as Thursday, but expect single-digit wind chills for most of the day.

A few snowflakes will be possible right after sunset, and accumulating snow will arrive by mid-evening, lasting through the night. We'll wake up with about three to five inches (on top of what's already out there).

Temperatures will warm above freezing in our Metro, South and southern West Zones. Highs will rise to the mid-30s in the afternoon, which will change any precipitation to rain or even freezing rain closer to the Metro/North Zone border (M-59).

The daytime moisture won't be as extensive as what rolls through Friday night, so any ice accumulation should be minimal.

As temperatures cool again, we'll see an additional burst of snow Saturday evening, mainly in our North and West Zones. It will bring our total accumulations up to three to seven inches.

Temperatures will drop again Sunday and early Christmas week. Numbers will make somewhat of a recovery.

Check out full weather updates at any time in our 10-day forecast.

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