Metro Detroit weather: Calm after the wind, before the snow

Sunny Friday with highs in upper 30s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy Friday!

Today will be calm after a day of wind, and before Saturday’s snow. We will stay dry all day with mostly sunny skies that will become only partly sunny. Highs will be in the upper 30s and low 40s.

Winds will be on the light side Friday, flipping from the Southwest to the Northwest at 5-10 mph.

High clouds will feed into Michigan ahead of a storm coming up from the deep South, and may bring a very light wintry mix before midnight. Still, most of the wet weather is coming overnight Friday and into the first part of our weekend.

Today’s sunset is at 5:03 p.m.

Snowy Saturday

Saturday’s storm is still a little up in the air: Some light rain and sleet will be mixing in as temps stay just above freezing overnight Friday. As temps cool before Saturday’s sunrise, it should be cool enough for mostly snow around Metro Detroit.

Areas South of I-94, or our South Zone, will see more rain and wintry mix through the morning, making it messy and slippery. Snow showers North of I-94 will see a light accumulation of 1-2 inches, with a few spots possibly getting 3 inches of snow Saturday morning and midday.

Most of the afternoon will be drier with a spotty snow shower. Temps will be in the mid-30s with light winds moving NE/NW at 5-12 mph.

Sunnier Sunday

Sunday will be the brighter of the weekend days, with some morning sun and early morning temps in the mid-20s, making for a chilly start. Watch out for icy spots on the roads.

Highs Sunday will hang in the mid-30s with light winds moving WNW at 5-10 mph. Clouds will increase in the afternoon, but no snow will likely fall from those clouds.

Next week preview

Monday and Tuesday look cool but bright, with mid-20s to mid-30s and sunshine. A little bit of light snow should sneak across our area late Tuesday into early Wednesday. There’s a chance for light snow again on Christmas Eve, Friday -- stay tuned!

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