Metro Detroit weather: Temperatures dip below freezing

Chance of first snowflakes next week

DETROIT – Despite a few peeks of sunshine Wednesday, we're finishing the coldest day of the season. 

Winds will continue to calm Wednesday night as skies become mostly clear. That will allow temperatures to drop to the freezing mark in some spots.

Warmer ground temperatures and wet soil should keep frost away. Also, remember that air temperatures are measured six feet above ground at our reporting stations, so on a night like Wednesday, those readings might be different than the ground below. Our 4ZONE forecast page shows who will get the coldest.

Plenty of sunshine will arrive Thursday, boosting temperatures closer to normal. Expect temperatures in the low to mid-50s by afternoon.

We'll flirt with 60 degrees Friday. That will be coming with a few nighttime showers.

Cooler temperatures will be in play this weekend. Overnight lows will return to near freezing in spots, and our first snowflakes of the season might be here Monday. Even though we'll primarily see rain, there might be enough cold air to bring wet snowflakes or some sleet into the mix.

Halloween still looks dry for trick-or-treating, with temperatures in the 40s.

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