Metro Detroit weather: Snow arriving after midnight, Saturday night

Lows near 30 degrees

Metro Detroit weather forecast Jan. 2, 2021 -- 11 p.m. Update

DETROIT – Welcome to the first Saturday night of 2021, Motown!

Skies are cloudy and the air is chilly and cold enough for snow showers to arrive and develop, tonight. There will be a few rain showers, too. Snow and rain remain in the forecast, Sunday, with some accumulation. Calmer weather prevails most of next week.

A separate area of low pressure arrives from the south. As it expands, light snow spreads across the region, from Lenawee and Monroe counties northward over Detroit and through The Thumb by dawn. Conditions will be slick, again, outside the Detroit Pistons 3 p.m. basketball game against the Boston Celtics at Little Caesar’s Arena or the 7:30 p.m. Michigan men’s basketball game against Northwestern in Ann Arbor.

Sunday will be cloudy with light snow, especially in the morning and midday. One to two inches of new snow is possible. Highs will be in the middle 30s.

Snow totals will be on the light side but enough to keep us on our toes.

Nearly 2 inches will fall where the snow arrives first, in our South Zone (places south of I-94, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.

1 to 2 inches are possible from Detroit to Ann Arbor (along I-94) north to Livingston County, Pontiac and Mt. Clemens (M-59/Hall Road).

Up to 1 inch or a bit more is possible in northern Oakland and northern Macomb Counties northward into The Thumb (north of M-59/Hall Road).

Some sunshine returns, Monday and Tuesday, with seasonable conditions. Daytime temperatures will be in the middle 30s, and both days will be good for sledding if there’s enough snow on the hills. If not, maybe ice skating is the way to go whether it’s at Campus Martius or anywhere else. Just remember your mask as well as your winter coat, hat and gloves. Snow showers are possible Monday night into early Tuesday morning.

Wednesday and Thursday will be cloudier and chilly. Afternoon temperatures will be in the middle 30s.

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