Metro Detroit weather: Daylight Saving Time (no ‘S’) is here, clear and chilly night

“Spring Forward” 1 hour, lows in the low 30s

We move our clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night for the start of Daylight Saving Time. Also, it is important to change all batteries in all alarms, including smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

DETROIT – Welcome to Saturday night, Motown.

We “Spring Forward” one hour overnight Saturday as it becomes colder under fair skies. Sunday will be chilly with more sunshine -- but remember, it’s still winter. Mother Nature will throw a wintry mix our way early next week.

We move our clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night for the start of Daylight Saving Time. Also, it is important to change all batteries in all alarms, including smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

Related: New Michigan bill seeks to observe permanent daylight saving time, end clock changes

Saturday night will be clear and cold. Overnight lows will be in the upper 20s and low 30s.

Sunday forecast

Sunrise will be at 7:46 a.m. on Sunday

Sunday will be mostly sunny and slightly chillier. Afternoon temperatures will be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

Sunset will be at 7:39 p.m.

The week ahead: Wintry mix Monday, Tuesday

Winter reminds us we are still days away from spring early next week. Monday will be even colder and will becomes cloudy. Morning temperatures will be in the 20s. Daytime temperatures will reach the middle and upper 30s. Clouds will produce rain and snow showers after lunchtime.

A wintry mix continues through early Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon will be mostly cloudy and less slippery. It will be chilly with highs in the upper 40s.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday! It will be partly to mostly sunny and chilly. Highs will be near 50 degrees.

Thursday will have some rain showers with afternoon temps in the 40s.

Friday will be sunnier, again, and chilly. Highs in the middle 40s.

Astronomical spring begins at 5:37 a.m. ET, Saturday. It will be mostly sunny and a bit milder. highs will be 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."