Metro Detroit weather: Wind chilly with scattered snow showers

Snow flurries possible across state

DETROIT – This is December weather, yet it always feels more brutal when the cold winds blow on the heels of a warmish day like we had Monday around Metro Detroit.

The rest of your Tuesday and all day tomorrow will be cold and windy and you can ignore the actual air temperature because we must prepare for wind chills out there. It will feel like 10°F to 20°F for the rest of today under cloudy skies and breezes from the WNW 10-20 mph gusting even stronger at times.

Snow showers are possible but in the form of flurries mainly and a few isolated bands of snow breaking free from Lake Michigan and riding that wind across the state. Be careful driving west as snow intensifies closer to the big lake.

Wednesday forecast

Wind chills steal the weather headlines again Wednesday as we wake up to temps in the upper teens feeling more like single digits as you head out and about. The winds will be cranking and gusting throughout the day WSW 10-20 gusting 20-30 mph and keeping those wind chills in the single digits to low teens all day.

The best news about our Hump Day, is the return of that sunshine for SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario. It won’t help to warm our bodies, but it might just brighten your mood.

Bottom line: bundle up for the next few days.

Thursday, Friday forecast

Thursday will be cold and cloudy with morning temps in the teens warming to near 32°F. The winds will be lighter.

Weekend outlook

Our next weather maker moves in Saturday as primarily early morning rain with a midday break and 30s to low 40s. Saturday night is round two starting as a wintry mix in the evening changing to snow.

Model data indicates that this is no monster storm, but we could end up with a couple of inches on the ground Sunday morning. We’ll keep you posted as we get closer to your holiday parties and outdoor decorating.

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