Metro Detroit weather: Cool day, wintry mix later this week

We’re still holding onto our hats with winds around Metro Detroit whipping W 10-20 mph gusting 20-30 mph at times through your Tuesday afternoon. The winds really are the story today because they will keep clouds pouring in, and keep temps feeling colder. We will settle in the mid 40s today under partly sunny skies, but those winds will make it feel like the 30s all day. And, those winds will drag an occasional short shower of drizzle, or flurries but it won’t be much so make sure you don’t use weather as an excuse to not vote. Happy Election Day

Wednesday forecast

A small storm will be on our doorstep midday Wednesday as it clips the north part of our West Zone, on target mainly in our North Zones. Snow showers should begin around lunchtime north of M 59 with a little wintry mix through the M 59 corridor.

Temps will hang in the upper 30s to lower 40s with lighter winds SW 5-12 mph. Closer to Downtown Detroit and for most of Metro Detroit, you will see more clouds and cool air than moisture with a spotty light rain or snow shower.

Thursday forecast

Thursday starts near 30F and dry as we watch a snow maker stay south of us all day. We’ll let you know if there’s any concern of that storm moving more north into our neck of the woods. Right now, models keep everything south with a few flakes as a glancing blow to our South Zone near the Ohio border and that’s it. Clouds do thicken though and we’re stuck in the upper 30s Thursday afternoon with nothing more than a spotty light rain or snow shower.

Rest of week

Friday and Saturday morning lows will be the coolest air of the season in the low 20s, and even with sun Friday, highs will again only manage the upper 30s to near 40°F.

You can expect more dry conditions Saturday with a chilly start followed by a slightly warmer finish in the low 40s.

Then, another shot at snow and/or mixed precipitation as we head into early Sunday. Some of that wintry mix to snow will be coming and going to end your weekend into your Monday. You can get your 7 Day Forecast and track our next storm chances with our Local4Casters app.

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