Metro Detroit weather: High winds, dropping temps and snow

SE Michigan under wind advisory from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Wednesday afternoon!

All of Metro Detroit is under a wind advisory from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. today.

A cold front blowing through is the reason for our weather woes today. That front will create wind gusts of 40 mph-45 mph this afternoon, leading to sporadic power outage potential.

Snow showers will be coming and going, with most of Metro Detroit only seeing a fresh dusting of snow. Parts of our North Zone may see 1-2 inches of snow, and the lake effect will bring added snow around the shorelines of Lake Huron.

Parts of Western Michigan are under a winter storm warning due to heavier bands off of Lake Michigan, bringing 5-10 inches of snow and very dangerous travel conditions. Please use plenty of caution if you must travel west today.

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Temps will drop from the low 30s this morning to the low and mid 20s this afternoon, feeling more like single digits with those gusty winds.

Today’s sunset is at 5:16 p.m.

Even colder to end the week

Chilly air will move in after our Wednesday cold front, and that sets us up for more dangerously cold temps on Thursday and Friday.

Morning lows will be in the teens Thursday, with breezes knocking the wind chills down into the single digits. Highs Thursday will hang in the mid 20s under mostly cloudy skies. A few snowflakes and flurries will be coming and going.

We will likely see subzero wind chills on Friday morning, with temps in the teens to low and mid 20s all day, and some well-deserved sunshine.

Warmer Saturday, wet Sunday

We will warm a little this weekend after a chilly start to your Saturday morning. Highs should nudge into the lower 30s with some sunshine in the morning and increasing clouds throughout the day.

A wintry mix will move in overnight into Sunday morning with rain and snow showers mainly through the morning hours. Those showers again come with a cold front, which will likely bring even colder air early next week with single digits, teens and low 20s most of next week. Brrrr!

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