Metro Detroit weather: Snowmaker moves in today

Rain could mix with snow today

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Snow showers are moving into and through Metro Detroit, mainly north of I-696 in the early afternoon, while most of the snow and wintry mix will be trending into our North Zone.

We should see a few hours of light to moderate snow and some areas, especially those north of I-69 could see 1-2” of accumulating snow.

A view of the projected weather radar for SE Michigan on Nov. 6, 2019. (WDIV)

While parts of our West and North Zones are seeing the snow, most of Metro Detroit is just cloudy and dry with temps in the mid 30s to near 40F for the rest of your Wednesday.

Later this evening and tonight, the snow and mix trend will start moving south across Metro Detroit with a few waves of just plain snow late tonight and early overnight. We are not looking at anything crazy stacking up, but some will stick to the grass and trees while the roads are too warm for any ice. Still, watch out on your drive home heading north.

Thursday forecast

A view of the projected weather radar in SE Michigan for early Nov. 7, 2019. (WDIV)

Light snow tapers off early Thursday, but the morning drive will be impacted with a little light snow lasting through about 8am. Cooler air keeps coming at us tomorrow and we will not get out of the 30s.

Morning lows at or just below freezing, and then highs only in the mid to maybe upper 30s and the winds NNW 5-15 mph will drive lake effect flakes to SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario through the afternoon, especially for those just south or southeast of the big lakes.

Friday, weekend forecast

Friday and Saturday morning lows will be cold! Skies clear and that will set us up for the coolest air of the season on those morning with in the low 20s. Ton of sun Friday and it’s another day where we likely won’t see highs get out of the 30s even with all of that sun. Saturday is cold and tranquil with a chance at getting into the low 40s after a chilly start.

Guess what? Yes, we have another shot at snow or mixed precipitation as we head through your Sunday and Veteran’s Day. The morning looks dry right now, so at least plan on afternoon snow showers and/or a wintry mix lingering all the way through Monday, Veteran’s Day as temps tumble again to start next week.

We could be into the ‘dangerous cold’ category for the first half of next week with teens and 20s only warming to near 30 degrees.

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