Metro Detroit weather: Sunshine with a late winter chill Saturday afternoon

Highs near 40 degrees or more

Temperatures will begin to get milder next week.
Temperatures will begin to get milder next week. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Welcome to Saturday and the first full weekend of March and meteorological spring, Motown.

The countdown to spring is on while it feels like late winter. Today will be bright and chilly. Tonight will be fair and frigid. Higher temps are on the way next week. The new, milder season will begin in two weeks at 5:37 a.m., Saturday, with the vernal equinox.

Saturday afternoon will be mostly sunny and chilly. In women’s college basketball, MSU hosts Wisconsin at 2 p.m., and Michigan hosts Northwestern at 3 p.m. Highs will be in the low 40s in the Motor City area and Southern Lower Michigan.

WATCH: Metro Detroit afternoon forecast

Metro Detroit weather forecast: Cold and Sunny Saturday afternoon ahead
Metro Detroit weather forecast: Cold and Sunny Saturday afternoon ahead

Sunset is at 6:29 p.m.

Saturday evening will be fair and chilly. Temperatures will be in the 30s.

Saturday night will be clear and very cold. Overnight lows return to the teens and low 20s.

Sunday will have plenty of sun too. Still seasonably chilly with highs in the low 40s. In men’s college basketball, Michigan takes on MSU in East Lansing at 4:30 p.m.

Monday will be bright and milder. Highs will be in the middle and upper 50s.

Tuesday will be even warmer with mostly sunny skies and daytime temps reaching the low 60s.

Wednesday and Thursday have a chance of showers; not snow, but rain. It remains pretty warm. Highs will be near 60 degrees each day with early-morning lows in the 40s or near 50 degrees.

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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."