Metro Detroit weather: Snow and rain arrive, develop Saturday night

Lows near freezing

DETROIT – Welcome to Saturday night, Motown.

Clouds lower and thicken, Saturday night. Snow and rain will be produced while we sleep and through much of Sunday. Snow totals will be low, but this will be our first significant slippery event of the season. So, it’s best to prepare with indoor activities and relying on our safety skills when traveling outdoors. Brighter weather returns Monday, and Thanksgiving looks good.

Saturday night will be cloudy with scattered snow showers arriving and developing. Snowflakes will mix with raindrops by dawn. Overnight lows will be near 30 degrees. Roads will be mostly wet because it’s been so warm the past few days, even today. Road surfaces have been way above freezing and remain that way for the start of Sunday.

Sunday’s temperatures will barely rise to turn any snowflakes into raindrops. A rain/snow mix remains likely all day. Highs will be in the middle and upper 30s. It will be wet in the morning, and it becomes more slushy as the afternoon wears on under colder than average conditions.

Sunday evening will have scattered snow showers. When all is said and done by the middle of Sunday night, snow totals will be between a trace to just over 2 inches, mainly on grassy surfaces.

Monday will be mostly sunny but it remains chilly. Highs will be in the low 40s.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs will be in the low 40s Tuesday, and near 50 degrees Wednesday.

Happy Thanksgiving, Thursday! The sun reappears with highs near 50 degrees.

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