Metro Detroit weather: Record low temperatures, then light snow

DETROIT – We did it!

We set two records before the sun came up today as we hit a record low Tuesday just before midnight, and then 9°F in Detroit broke a 108 year old record for the lowest temp ever on November 13th in Metro Detroit.

The rest of the day is cloudy with occasional snow flurries and flakes and highs in the mid 20s again.

Wind chills are single digits to low teens with winds SSW 7-17 mph and very little to no sunshine. Snow chances increase late tonight and overnight from a weak clipper system.

Thursday forecast

Snow showers overnight will produce a coating for some, up to an inch for some, while others see next to nothing. Bottom line, snow chances fade around 8am, so the morning drive may be slick in spots as we wake to temps in the lower 20s instead of single digits.

Clouds will stick around allowing for only partly sunny skies and highs trying to sneak into the low or mid 30s.

Our average or normal for mid November is 50°F or 10°C and we are nowhere near that until maybe mid to late next week, and that is doubtful. Lighter winds tomorrow and that means manageable wind chills, but it will be another cold one.

Friday, weekend forecast

Friday will be a little warmer starting with morning temps in the mid 20s, and afternoon highs in the mid to maybe upper 30s with only partly sunny skies and winds W 5-15 mph making it feel cooler of course.

Any hunters heading north will experience mainly 20s to low 30s Friday through the weekend with mostly dry conditions.

It’s going to be cold in Ann Arbor Saturday for MSU vs. UM at noon. You’ll be tailgating with sunshine but 20s, and highs only in the low to mid 30s at best.

We may hit 40 degrees on Sunday with partly sunny skies, and then our next shower chance arrives Monday or Tuesday with either light rain or a wintry mix as highs hit the lower 40s.

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