DETROIT – Metro Detroit might see its coldest marks of the forecast in the next 24 hours, but there's not much chance for recovery for awhile.
On Thursday night, most of us should remain dry, with better chances of a snow shower in our South and possibly lower West Zones. Lows will drop to the single digits, while wind chills will go negative for much of the night.
Twenty degrees might be too much to ask for Friday. Highs will stop in the mid- to upper teens. It's hard to rule out a flurry, but just like Thursday night, South and West Zoners have the higher chance. On the bright side, you can expect some peeks of sunshine before lunch.
On Saturday, we'll see a trough of low pressure swing through. That will bring more clouds, but I'm not convinced we'll see any precipitation. Highs will be near 20 degrees. Sunday won't feel much different, with a high in the low 20s, but the warmer air starts becoming noticeable on Monday.
Next week will bring highs above average in the 30s and 40s, but our next winter storm arrives on Tuesday with a mixed bag of precipitation.
Right now, it looks like the snow will come first, followed by sleet and then rain. Accumulations won't be our biggest concern, but it looks like a sloppy, slippery drive for both commutes, especially the morning.