Metro Detroit weather: A few flakes, then a quiet week ahead

Wind chill temperatures in 20s

DETROIT – The clouds are going to stick around for the rest of your Monday with nothing more than a hint of late afternoon sun possible.

Highs are struggling with low to middle 30s and wind chills in the 20s. Make sure you dress for that wind NNW 5-15 mph gusting 10-20 mph at times keeping a cool feel around all day, and into the evening.

We will see a few weak systems coming at Metro Detroit this week without much success, so it’s still a good week to get those leaves taken care of, and to get those holiday decorations out before it gets too bitterly cold.

Tuesday, Wednesday forecast

Skies stay mostly cloudy overnight with lows dipping down to the mid 20s by sunrise Tuesday.

After a chilly start, it’s more of the same here in SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario with mostly cloudy and cool conditions. Yes, it could be worse but we’d love to get a little bit of sunshine and it doesn’t look too promising until maybe Thursday.

Conditions will be mostly dry with highs in the upper 30s, feeling even colder with winds SW 7-13 mph gusting 15-20 mph at times keeping wind chills in the 20s to low 30s tomorrow. A weak snow maker will move our way late but succumb to dry air and fail to do much over Metro Detroit.

There’s a better chance for some scattered snow showers late Wednesday, and even that will not be too impressive with scattered, light accumulations possible of less than an inch. It stays on the cool side all week, but again… not bone chilling for sure. We can expect morning lows near 30°F all week and highs near 40°F all week as well.

Thursday, Friday forecast

Thursday and Friday look brighter but don’t expect any late Fall warmups. Our next decent shot at wet weather will hold off until late Sunday and models show mid 40s for temps meaning plain rain over our section of Pure Michigan.

Weekend Outlook

The upcoming weekend looks like a pretty good one to get those Christmas lights up, or do some holiday shopping! Saturday will be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 30s (2 degrees Celsius).

Sunday will be mostly cloudy in advance of the next cold front, but it appears that rain showers will hold off until late afternoon, or perhaps even Sunday night if we’re lucky. Milder highs should reach the mid 40s (7 degrees Celsius) -- our first above average high temperature of the week -- but it’ll become breezy as increasing south winds push the warmer air up this way.

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