Metro Detroit weather: Scattered snow Saturday night, measurable snow Sunday

Overnight lows near 30 degrees

DETROIT – Welcome to Saturday night, Motown.

Saturday night will be cloudy and cold, with a widely scattered wintry mix turning to widely scattered snow showers.

Saturday night will be cloudy and cold. Overnight lows will be near 30 degrees. Snowflakes will be widely dispersed with mainly dry roads before daybreak Sunday.

Snowy Sunday

There is a better chance of widespread, persistent light snow Sunday, with the first accumulating snow in many areas. Snowfall amounts will be light, and much of it will melt by the middle of next week.

Highs will be nearly 10 degrees below average. Afternoon temperatures will be in the upper 30s.

There’s a good chance of snow accumulating, especially on grassy or elevated areas. Northern and western neighborhoods could experience slushy conditions before the day is done.

Many families will see their first snow accumulation of the season. Two inches will be common throughout Southeast Michigan, especially north of 8 Mile Road and west of I-275. One inch or more is possible closer to Detroit, south of 8 Mile Road, east of I-275 and close to the Michigan-Ohio line.

Next week

Monday becomes sunnier, but it remains much colder than average. Highs will be in the low 50s.

More sunshine, with some clouds, returns on Tuesday. It will not be as cold, with highs in the low 50s.

Any weekend snow melts completely by the end of Wednesday. Highs will be in the mid- and upper 50s, with a chance of rain showers and mostly cloudy skies.

Thursday will be partly sunny and chilly. Highs near 45 degrees.

Friday will be mostly sunny and chilly with highs in the low 40s.

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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."