Metro Detroit weather: Bright and chilly Sunday afternoon

Highs in the low 40s

Sunday, March 7, 2021 afternoon weather update. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Welcome to the first Sunday afternoon of March and meteorological spring, Motown.

Astronomical spring is thirteen days away with the vernal equinox at 5:37 a.m., Saturday, March 20. It will feel like spring sooner rather than later but not today. It will be chilly with loads of sunshine this afternoon. It will be cold, tonight. Tomorrow and much of this week will have higher temperatures.

Temperatures will be in the 30s by midday. Sunday afternoon will be mostly sunny with seasonable highs in the low 40s. This is great weather to get the car washed and to head to the park.

Watch: Sunday afternoon weather forecast

Sunday, March 7, 2021 afternoon weather update

Remember, stay off the ice. Although we’ve had some pretty cold nights and mornings, the repeated melting and thawing over the past couple of weeks makes the thickness (or, if you will, the thinness) of the ice become much more difficult to determine. It is dangerous. Keep kids and pets away from any ice covered lakes.

Sunset is at 6:30 p.m.

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

Sunday night will be mostly clear and cold. Overnight lows will be in the middle and upper 20s.

With wind directions switching and coming from the southwest, temperatures climb higher Monday. The sunshine will help. Afternoon temperatures reach the middle and upper 50s.

We will almost have T-shirt weather Tuesday and Wednesday. Skies will be partly sunny. There will be enough of an influx of warm air and enough sunshine to boost temperatures into the low 60s each day.

Wednesday night and Thursday will have rain showers. Thursday will be wet and warm with highs near 60°F or more.

Friday will have leftover showers in the morning. During the day temperatures will reach the upper 50s.

Daylight Saving Time (no “S”) begins the next weekend. Saturday and Sunday will be chillier with highs in the 40s to near 50°F each day. Remember to spring forward by moving your clocks ahead one hour from Saturday night into Sunday. Also, it’s a great idea to change all the batteries and alarms.

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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."