Metro Detroit weather: New Year’s winter storm looms

Mostly dry New Year’s Eve ahead of Saturday snow

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy New Year’s Eve!

Skies will stay mostly cloudy most of the day today with high temperatures warming into the mid-40s, which is a good ten degrees warmer than yesterday.

We will likely see dry conditions until later tonight, and then it looks mainly like rain late tonight and overnight. Our winds will be on the lighter side today, moving SW to SE at 5-10 mph, making for a pretty calm New Year’s Eve around Metro Detroit.

Today’s sunset is at 5:11 p.m.

Winter storm Saturday

There’s a storm taking aim at the Midwestern United States on Saturday, and we are in the mix here in Pure Michigan.

Right now, it looks like we will start the day with either a wintry mix of rain and snow, switching to snow late in the day, or a brief window of rain before all snow takes over. And that snow could be stacking up.

Snow showers will be heaviest late Saturday afternoon and evening, and into early Sunday. Our computer model data is still all over the map because of the threat of rain expected at least at the onset of this storm. However, we have a good chance at seeing a good 3-6 inches of snow around Metro Detroit late Saturday into Sunday, as temps will be dropping all day tomorrow through the 30s.

More: Winter storm takes aim at SE Michigan this weekend: Honing in on expected snow

Some sunshine, then more snow

Sunday will become bright and sunny as we head into the late morning and afternoon, but it will be cold and breezy after the winter storm. Temps will be in the mid-20s most of the day, with winds moving NW at 7-15 mph, gusting to 20 mph and adding a crisp wind chill.

We will ride more bright sunshine into Monday with morning lows in the teens and highs in the mid-to-upper 20s.

It will get a little warmer Tuesday after a chilly start in the teens again. We will see increasing clouds and highs in the mid-30s on Tuesday, with more snow on the way for Wednesday and Thursday of next week. There will likely be some accumulation, but it’s too early to tell how much. The snow showers moving through mid-week don’t appear to be too threatening compared to what we expect this weekend.

Stay tuned!

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