Metro Detroit weather: Forecasting overnight snowfall, accumulation, rain chances

Snowflakes expected to end by morning commute

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DETROIT – Flakes have started falling across Southeast Michigan, but there might not be many left by the Thursday morning commute.

Most of Wednesday night’s precipitation -- primarily light snow -- will be in the North Zone. There will also be a few patches of light rain in the early evening.

Accumulation Wednesday night should be limited to some grassy areas, mainly north of I-69. As the system continues to weaken and move east, it will drag the light snow south.

By the Thursday morning commute, there won’t be much snow left. Many of us will get through the drive dry. Even places that see light snow Thursday morning won’t see much. No accumulation is expected in the morning.

Clouds and radar forecast (WDIV)

Temperatures will be even colder Thursday. Highs won’t make it out of the mid-30s and wind chills will stay below freezing the entire day.

Friday won't feel any different during the day, but at least we'll see plenty of sunshine.

We will get a minor bump in temperatures for the weekend as they reach the mid-40s. That’s still below normal for this time of year. We’ll also be mainly dry. We’re leaving open the slight possibility for a sprinkle or flurry Sunday, but it will be less than a nuisance if it shows up.

Next week will bring us deeper into the chill. Once we dip below freezing Monday evening, we’ll stay there for more than 48 hours straight. In fact, those numbers will be near records for the first part of the week.

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