Friday stays chilly; New Year's Eve gets a temperature boost

Warmer temps expected next week


DETROIT – Lake-effect snow has ballooned in West Michigan. We can expect some of those bands to show up on our side of the state.

Our Metro zone may escape the flakes, but the rest of Southeast Michigan can expect a few snow squalls this evening, dropping visibility and possibly covering the ground in some spots.

Temperatures will be colder Thursday night, with lows in the mid to upper 20s. But wind chills will be the biggest difference. Check out the 4ZONE Forecast page for those numbers.

Friday will stay on the chilly side with mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be below freezing with wind chills in the teens and low 20s

Temperatures get a boost again for New Year’s Eve. And it doesn’t look as if we’ll be completely dry, but odds are that any precipitation we see will be cold rain. Right now, expect a shower during the afternoon, drying out shortly after sunset. Temperatures will be warmer than average as we ring in 2017.

Our first day of 2017 will bring some sunshine and near-normal temperatures, but the warmest numbers in the next 10 days will be on Monday and Tuesday. A temperature of 50 may not be out of the question in spots. It will come with rain, however.

Then we’ll cool down into the end of next week.

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