Metro Detroit weather: Coldest air of the season is here

Wind chills near or below zero most of the time

The Michigan weather radar for Jan. 10, 2022. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Welcome to Monday, Motown.

The coldest air of winter remains, but it won’t be here for long.

We had some lovely sunshine Monday afternoon, with fair weather clouds, but it’s becoming more frigid immediately after sunset and overnight, with wind chills plunging way below zero.

Monday

Monday afternoon was very cold and partly to mostly sunny. A westerly breeze will kept wind chills near and below zero.

Sunset is at 5:21 p.m.

Monday evening will be partly cloudy and frigid. Temperatures will be in the teens at dinner time, then near 10 degrees closer to midnight. Wind chills will be below zero.

Bring your pets indoors before going to bed Monday night. Overnight lows will be between -5 and 5 degrees. Wind chills will be as low as -15 degrees. Skies will be partly cloudy to fair.

Rest of week

Tuesday will be frigid in the morning and not as cold in the afternoon. Skies will be mostly sunny, as the mercury rises to the mid-20s, which will be at least 5 degrees lower than average.

Wednesday will be cloudier, with temperatures way above average by about 5 degrees. Highs will be in the mid-30s.

Wednesday night has a chance of scattered snow showers, mainly north of 8 Mile Road and closer to M-59/Hall Road into the Thumb.

Thursday will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy and seasonably cold. Afternoon temps will be in the low 30s.

Friday will have a mix of clouds and sun and cold. Highs will be in the low 30s.

Weekend weather

Scattered snow showers are possible Friday night and Saturday. Saturday will be colder and cloudier, with highs in the upper 20s.

Sunday has a better chance of more persistent snow showers, with highs in the mid-20s.

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About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."