Metro Detroit weather: Glimpses of sunshine expected Thursday

Looking to have a break from snow

Metro Detroit weather forecast for Jan. 6, 2021 -- 11p.m. update
Metro Detroit weather forecast for Jan. 6, 2021 -- 11p.m. update

DETROIT – The two big weather questions we’re hearing are when is the sunshine finally coming back and are we really going to be snow-free for more than a week in January?

Sunshine APB

At this point, some of us may be willing to write a check to get the sunshine back. But keep your money in your pocket. We’ll get glimpses of it at times Thursday and Friday. A little bit more arrives for Saturday, which should be our brightest day of the forecast. Sunday, which is not appropriately named for this forecast at least, will take us back to limited sunshine. So the takeaway here is that rest of this week won’t be quite as gray as what we’ve already been through.

Snow Break

Also on our weather missing persons list is snow. This suspect may not be hunted down like the sunshine mentioned above, but it will be more elusive. The storm track over the next several days is waaaaay to the south, taking active systems through Texas and the Gulf coast before rounding the bend into the Carolinas. That won’t change until Thursday of next week. At least we’ll get a break from shoveling and salting for a while.

Temps Stuck

You’ve probably deduced from that very little is changing in the forecast, and that includes temperatures. If we’re stuck in a temperature rut in January, this one isn’t all that bad. We’ll be slightly above our normal high of 32 at least until our next snow chance arrives on Thursday. Morning lows will be in the low-to-mid 20s for that same stretch. Our normal low is 19.

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