Metro Detroit weather: Late afternoon snow showers expected

Snow showers expected late afternoon, evening

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Wednesday afternoon!

The winds on this Wednesday will be strongest during the early afternoon, moving SW at 7-17 mph, gusting to 20-25 mph.

The pipeline of milder air will keep moving in today, with highs between 35-40 degrees this afternoon.

Snow showers will be possible today, but will be most likely in the late afternoon and into this evening. So, we should get through most of the day dry, with snow showers covering Metro Detroit for the evening drive. These snow showers may lay down 1-2 inches in a few spots, but it looks like a dusting for most of us, and a nuisance snow for anyone who must be on the roads this evening.

Today’s sunset is at 5:23 p.m.

Snow showers will be moving out just after midnight as some cooler air begins to move in Thursday.

More cold, snow

We’ll have cloudy skies and cool temps on Thursday, with morning lows in the mid-to-upper 20s, and afternoon highs in the lower 30s. We’ll also have a few snowflakes and flurries the day.

Winds will be lighter but cooler, moving NW at 5-12 mph, keeping wind chills in the teens again Thursday.

Temps will be much cooler on Friday and Saturday.

Friday will be a cooler start in the upper teens, which is actually right where we should be for lows in mid-January. Highs will be limited to the middle 20s, with only partly sunny skies and a cool breeze picking up NNE at 5-15 mph.

Even colder weekend

Saturday will be a bitter cold start in the single digits, and then highs will hover in the upper teens to near 20 degrees under partly sunny skies.

We’ll have a chilly Sunday, too, with single digits to mid 20s as we get a little more sunshine to end the weekend.

Next week preview

We may see some snow on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, but we still need to see how the storm shapes up over the weekend. Most computer model data takes the storm East and South, becoming a Nor’easter next week -- so we need to see how that situation develops.

Other computer model data shows a better snow chance coming our way Tuesday of next week ... stay tuned.

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