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Metro Detroit weather: Chance of snow showers this week as temperatures drop

Weekend to bring rain, snow showers

DETROIT – If you thought Monday was cold, wait until this week’s polar push arrives.

Temperatures overnight will settle toward normal numbers for early November. Expect mid-30s with mostly cloudy skies by daybreak, but a series of disturbances rotating through with colder polar air will give us numbers like that for highs by late in the week.

Upper air pattern
Upper air pattern (WDIV)

For Election Day on Tuesday, there shouldn’t be any major weather issues. We’ll have cooler highs in the mid-40s. A couple brief sprinkles are possible in the mid-afternoon, ahead of a cold front. Breezy conditions will return, too.

Wednesday will bring us a burst of light snow showers around midday. Accumulation is not expected, with highs in the mid-40s. In fact, it should be warm enough to change some of that to rain in parts of the Metro and West zones.

Clouds and radar forecast
Clouds and radar forecast (WDIV)

The next big step down in temperatures will arrive Thursday. Highs will finish only in the mid-30s, and that will continue through the weekend. Highs will barely touch 40 degrees Sunday.

If you’ve got outdoor plans this weekend, plan them for Saturday. Sunday will bring rain and snow showers, though the timing is still in question.

Weekend forecast
Weekend forecast (WDIV)

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