Metro Detroit weather forecast: Unseasonably mild start to 2017!


Any flurries or light snow showers left, mainly in our North Zone, will be moving east early this evening.  We'll be left with cloudy skies.  Temperatures will hit their lows around midnight (mid-to-upper 20s), then rise to near the freezing mark by sunrise.

New Year's Eve will be mainly dry.  We may even see some peeks of afternoon sun.  But look for a flurry or a quick snow shower in the early evening.  Any precipitation will be gone before midnight.  Even though the thermometer may be in the 30s tomorrow night, the winds will make it feel colder.  Check out the 4ZONE page to see midnight wind chills for tomorrow. 

Sunshine greets us for the first day of 2017.  So keep the blinds closed tight if you need to sleep off Saturday’s party.  High temperatures will get to 40 in the afternoon.

But the warmest numbers are coming on Monday and Tuesday.  Highs will be in the mid-to-upper 40s Monday and kissing 50 on Tuesday.  Our record is 59 from 1997 so we won’t break it.  But that’s still nearly 20 degrees above average for early January.  These balmy numbers are coming with rain late Monday and early Tuesday.

Temperatures will be back below normal by the end of the week!

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