Metro Detroit weather: Winter winds Wednesday before Thursday snow

Windy Wednesday with highs in low 30s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Wednesday afternoon!

The chance for flurries around SE lower Michigan and Southern Ontario came and went this morning.

After mostly cloudy skies, we’ll have an afternoon of sun and clouds. Temps will reach the low 30s, and winds will move W at 10-20 mph, gusting closer to 30 mph. The winds will be stronger in the morning, relenting a bit this afternoon, while still producing a chilly breeze.

We have a better snow chance on Thursday, but warmer air will move in Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, which will mean more rain than snow.

Today’s sunset is at 5:05 p.m.

Some snow Thursday

Thursday will start dry and chilly with lows in the upper teens to low 20s. Winds will be lighter Thursday, moving S at 5-12 mph.

Afternoon highs will hit the mid-to-upper 30s as a light clipper system moves into our area after lunch. The current path on our computer models shows that chances for light snow are better for those north of 8 Mile Road and possibly even north of M-59. However, your Local4Casters believe that light snow will fill in for more and more of Metro Detroit in the mid-to-late afternoon, but without much threat of accumulation. It’s more of a nuisance snow, especially for the afternoon commute Thursday, which will be slow and a bit slippery.

Warmer air for the holiday

New computer model data shows both warmer air and light rain moving into Pure Michigan in the mid-to-late afternoon on Friday. Temps will drift into the mid-40s, which assures any wet weather will be liquid or rain.

There will likely be a bit of rain at times on Christmas Day as temps remain in the mid-to-upper 40s. Cooler air will come in Sunday, with a chance for some scattered rain and snow -- but it will be more dry than wet, and windy, as we cool back down on Kwanzaa.

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