Metro Detroit weather: Snowy in spots Thursday, white Christmas in doubt

Light snow flurries to reach Metro Detroit this afternoon

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Thursday afternoon!

A warm front is approaching today, and that will help our temps warm up a little bit from yesterday. Skies will become cloudy or overcast, blocking out the sun most of today, as temps hover in the mid-30s.

Some snow today

Snow will move into Metro Detroit around lunchtime, but it will struggle to get going. The system moving our way is deprived of moisture, and we already have dry air in place over SE lower Michigan and Southern Ontario. But, there will be an area of snow this afternoon, and all computer models point to areas north of M-59.

We should expect some very light snow and flurries around the heart of Metro Detroit this afternoon. Our North Zone has a better chance at some moderate snow coming down for a couple of hours this afternoon, producing a quick inch or so of snow.

Either way, the evening drive may take just a little while longer. Plan on a slow go with light snow ending just after sunset.

Today’s sunset is at 5:05 p.m.

Christmas Eve forecast

Christmas Eve won’t be that pretty or nice, but temperatures are warming into the mid-40s. Again, dry air will keep conditions mainly cloudy and not wet most of the day. There will be a better chance for rain in the late afternoon and evening.

Christmas Day forecast

Unfortunately, there’s a much better chance of rain on Christmas Day here in Metro Detroit. Temps will be in the mid-40s to near 50 degrees, and it’ll be breezy. Rain could be heavy at times, and we’ll likely get a few waves of it throughout the day.

Kwanzaa forecast

Sunday is the start of Kwanzaa and sky conditions will be greatly improved. Temps will be falling as the winds start cranking, so expect highs near 40 degrees or so with gusty winds.

The cool air meets incoming moisture on Monday morning, which presents a decent opportunity for some fresh snow. Stay tuned.

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