Metro Detroit weather: Frigid Sunday morning, chilly afternoon with snow tonight

Highs in the low 30s

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 weather forecast

DETROIT – Welcome to Sunday, Motown.

We have not seen temperatures rise above freezing since Feb. 5, but there’s a good chance of that happening today.

And this will be despite skies getting cloudy here in the afternoon after a fairly bright morning. Snow showers return with some rain tonight and tomorrow morning. Temperatures go back above freezing and even above 40°F by the middle of this week.

Sunday morning will be frigid under fair and partly cloudy skies. Temperatures start in the single digits; some of those marks near 0°F. The slightest breeze will cause windchill’s to dip below zero before and after breakfast.

Sunrise is at 7:21 a.m.

Sunday afternoon will become cloudier, the temperatures reach the low 30s by its end.

Sunset is at 6:23 p.m.

A light southerly wind will keep temperatures in the low 30s, Sunday evening. Skies will be cloudy with snow on the horizon.

The first snowflakes start to fall again by 10 p.m. tonight. Snow showers arrive Sunday night into early Monday morning.

Monday morning, rain will mix with snow at times, and this will cut down on snow totals. In all, 1 to 2 inches of new snow is possible from Sunday night to Monday morning. That rain snow mixture is more likely south of M 59/Hall Rd.

Monday afternoon will be mostly cloudy and chilly. Highs will be in the middle 30s.

After that bit of thawing, much more will happen Tuesday and Wednesday. Skies will be partly sunny on each day with high temperatures near or above 40°F.

Thursday and Friday will be partly sunny mostly cloudy and chillier. Afternoon temperatures return to the 30s.

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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."