Metro Detroit weather: Chilly with snow showers Sunday

Highs near 35 degrees

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 weather forecast

DETROIT – Welcome MLK weekend and Sunday, Motown!

Snow is back in the forecast today. It will of course be chilly with the slipperiest time of day in the afternoon and evening.

Accumulations will be light but significant for anyone or any family traveling. MLK Day will be chilly with clouds and fewer or no snowflakes.

Sunday morning will be cloudy and cold with flurries and light snow showers redeveloping. Temperatures start in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees; barely budging from overnight. Flurries from overnight combined with any new snow will leave some sidewalks and untreated roads and highways slick. Scattered flurries are possible.

Sunrise is at 7:58 a.m.

Sunday afternoon will be cloudy with flare-ups of more widespread snow showers. Highs will be near 35 degrees as snow gently accumulates during the afternoon and evening. Driving or walking will not be impossible, but people must remain alert. Remember to leave plenty of space between vehicles and keep low-beams on in order to see and be seen.

Sunset is at 5:29 p.m.

Snow showers continue, Sunday evening. Temperatures will be in the low 30s.

By the end of dinner, many neighborhoods will see around 1 inch of snow or more. Between I-94 (from Detroit to Ann Arbor) and I-69 (from Flint to Pt. Huron), 1 inch or more of snow will fall; some will receive one and a half to 2 inches. South of I-94 (Lenawee and Monroe Counties) and north of I-69, a half inch to one of snow will fall.

Snow showers leave Sunday night. It becomes colder with overnight lows in the middle and upper 20s.

Welcome to MLK Day, Monday! As we celebrate and reflect, it will be chilly and mostly cloudy. Afternoon temperatures will be near 35 degrees.

Tuesday will have on and off snow showers with highs in the low 30s.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and cold. Daytime temps will be near freezing; 32 degrees.

Thursday and Friday will be mostly cloudy to partly sunny and chilly. Highs in the upper 30s, Thursday, and near 30 degrees, 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."