What comes after snow? Oh, just record-breaking November cold in Michigan

Single-digit wind chills today, tomorrow

It was a record setting Veteran’s Day snow in Detroit with over 9” officially at DTW, and now comes the brutal cold.

The sunshine will reflect that snow, and any attempt at warming up, so grab the shades and prepare for mid 20s feeling more like single digits to low teens as you’re out and about. The winds WNW 7-17 mph will gust 15-25 mph at times adding to the dangerous cold, and possibly carrying a few flakes here and there from Lake Michigan.

Other than that, mostly sunny and wind chilly. Watch out for any snow melting from the sun refreezing for the evening drive. Take it easy!

Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday starts Record Low temps and bitter cold conditions as we dip down to 11°F. The old record low for any November 13th in Detroit is 12°F. The breezes stick around overnight as skies stay clear and that means subzero wind chills for a few hours early tomorrow.

We will start with filtered sun, but clouds race in through the morning and afternoon without any more snow during the daytime. Highs will be in the neighborhood of 25-30°F and the winds S 5-12 mph gusting to 18 mph again keeps wind chills in the dangerous category tomorrow.

Watch out for a light snowmaker moving in late, late Wednesday into early Thursday which may lay down a coating to an inch in spots making for another slow commute Thursday morning.

But most of Thursday will be dry too with highs climbing slowly into the mid 30s as we slowly warm up.


We should be a little warmer heading into the weekend with temps mainly in the 30s trying to reach 40°F Friday, Saturday, and Sunday but falling just shy. We should see a light wintry mix to begin next week, Monday and we’ll keep you posted as we get closer.

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