Metro Detroit Christmas weather forecast: Light coating of snow possible

Windy, bitterly cold Christmas Day


DETROIT – Sunday will start dry, but it appears that some light snow is possible by mid to late afternoon, and continuing into Christmas Eve. 

This won’t be a big storm, but perhaps may be just enough to give us a fresh light coating of snow for that White Christmas that so many people want. Highs Sunday in the upper 20s (-2 degrees Celsius).

Christmas Day will be windy and bitterly cold.  Lake effect snow showers can possibly make it across the state, but the big deal will be wind chills.  Even though highs will be in the mid 20s (-5  to -4 degrees Celsius), the wind will make it feel like 10 degrees (-12 degrees Celsius) on your exposed skin.  

The cold weather will stick around for the rest of next week.  If it’s too cold for the kids to play outside (or there’s not enough snow to play in), there are a LOT of things to do with them on their holiday break from school.  If they’re into science, try the Michigan Science Center, the Cranbrook Institute of Science, or the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum -- all promise a great time.  There’s the Detroit Historical Museum to give them a taste of Detroit history.  

There’s the Detroit Institute of Arts - so much to see and do there (and remember that it’s more than “just” paintings -- they have medieval suits of armor, ancient Egyptian artifacts, and all sorts of neat stuff).  If they’re into music, how about taking them to the Motown Museum for some Detroit music history? 

And check the Pistons and Red Wings schedules -- Little Caesars Arena is a great place to watch a game.  And while you’re downtown, take them on the new Q-Line!  Or, for a lot of fun on the cheap, take them bowling!

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