Metro Detroit weather forecast: Wind advisory in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday

DETROIT – A Wind Advisory has been issued for Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston and Sanilac counties until 7 p.m.

Expect dropping temps all day from the 50s early to the low 40s by lunch and 30s all afternoon. The winds will also be very gusty and blustery this afternoon.

You can expect winds WSW 15-30 mph with gusts 30-45 mph this afternoon and that may cause some power outages and put some of your holiday decorations at risk. Take a quick look before you head out today. With the dropping temps and gusty winds, wind chills will be in the 30s this morning and 20s this afternoon, so grab a coat, gloves, and hat if you’re going to be out and about on this Tuesday.

Wednesday snow showers

Lake effect snow showers will start up tonight and into Wednesday. Those snow showers will then be part of our forecast for the rest of the week. We are not expecting accumulating snow here on the eastern half of the state, but there will be snow stacking up in Western Michigan and on the east side of all of the Great Lakes for the next few days. Temps Wednesday will be in the low to mid 30s, feeling much cooler with winds WSW 10-25 mph scattered snow showers.

Thursday and Friday will not be much different with 20s and 30s and breezy conditions bringing the occasional lake effect snow shower through the end of the week. Saturday morning snow showers may be a bit heavier and lay down a quick coating.  Track sky conditions and our next rain and snow chances with our Local4Casters app.