Metro Detroit weather: Above freezing temperatures Sunday afternoon

Highs in the middle, upper 30s

Metro Detroit weather forecast: Highs expected to reach the upper 30s
Metro Detroit weather forecast: Highs expected to reach the upper 30s

DETROIT – Happy Sunday, Motown!

Temperatures get closer to average and surpass it Sunday afternoon under clouds with some sunshine. Those clouds produce snow and rain showers during the second half of Presidents Day Monday. After a milder Tuesday, sunshine reappears for the end of this week.

The Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team hosts Indiana in Ann Arbor. Tip off is at 1:00 p.m. Basketball fans going to and from the game will have no weather worries at all. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny. We’ll have loads of melting and thawing with highs near 40 degrees or more.

Sunset is at 6:07 p.m.

Sunday evening will be fair and chilly. Temperatures will be in the middle and upper 30s at dinner time.

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy and colder. Heaters will be needed and pets need to be indoors as temperatures fall to the low 20s.

A new low pressure system arrives Presidents Day, Monday. Skies become cloudy, but precipitation occurs during the second half of the holiday. Snow showers arrive first, and as a warm front passes the snow changes to rain. Highs will be in the middle and upper 30s.

Monday night will be chilly and rainy with temperatures in the middle 30s.

Going back to work and back to school on Tuesday will start with a few rain showers in the morning. Tuesday afternoon will be mostly cloudy and cool. Highs will be near 40°F.

Once a cold front passes, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be colder and sunnier. Highs will be in the 20s on Wednesday and Thursday. Afternoon temperatures go back to the 30s on Friday.

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About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."