Metro Detroit weather: Dry with milder temperatures until end of week

Temperatures in 40s ahead

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

DETROIT – Parts of the deep south were dealing with snow early this week. We’re not, and we won’t be until the end of the week. But enjoy some milder numbers in the meantime.

Rare 40s

Saturday was the first time this year high temperatures have peaked in the 40s. All that sunshine was a big help.

We’re headed back to 40 degrees for Wednesday and Thursday, but don’t expect the resplendent skies that graced our presence this weekend. Those numbers will be about 10 degrees above normal for January.

Even morning starts will be milder Thursday, and especially Friday morning, when everyone will start above Freezing.

Late-week snow

It’s now been more than a week since we’ve seen any precipitation, and we’ll add a few more days to that total before a late-week system brings rain and, eventually, snow.

It will be a fairly slow-mover, hitting us from late Thursday night through the day Monday. Total snow accumulation for that entire time should only be around 1 inch. It’s just going to be pesky, periodic snow showers with lots of dry time in between.

Along with the precipitation, expect temperatures to retreat back to our familiar mid-30s for highs. But we’ll add some wind for a very blustery weekend.

Expect wind chills in the teens and low 20s for Saturday and Sunday.’

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