Metro Detroit weather: Cooling back down with light snow chance midday

Thursday highs in mid 30s

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DETROITGood Thursday afternoon!

There’s a weak disturbance moving through Michigan today, and it will try to bring us a few flurries and very light snow without much of a problem. We could also see a little drizzle, as temps will hover in the mid 30s in SE lower Michigan and Southern Ontario today.

Winds will move NNW at 5-10 mph, keeping it feeling a few degrees cooler.

Again, skies will stay mostly cloudy today and we will be cooling down tonight into Friday. There are a couple of cold fronts sliding through Friday and Saturday, which will allow arctic air to settle in here for the weekend. The winds shift later tonight, and that could create some decent lake effect snow in our North Zone overnight Thursday and early Friday.

Today’s sunset is at 5:24 p.m.

Cold fronts moving in

Snow showers will begin to form from Lake Huron and move south, with winds moving NNE at 5-15 mph. We may get some snow accumulation Friday near the shorelines of Lake Huron into Southern Ontario, so avoid traveling through those areas if you can.

Most of us will see cooler 20s on Friday with a cold front passing through. We will have partly sunny skies and a few snowflakes -- especially on the east side closer to the lake effect threat.

Another cold front will move through as we head into Saturday, and that will allow the bitter cold, arctic air to keep moving in.

Another cold weekend

It will be a single-digit start on Saturday, with highs in the upper teens to low 20s. Brrr!

Skies will be mostly cloudy and gradually clearing to a nice afternoon mix of sun and clouds.

Sunday will be very similar with lows in the single digits, but a little more sunshine should allow highs to warm into the upper 20s.

Next week preview

A snow maker will just miss us all weekend, and then move up the east coast on Monday. So, Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in Metro Detroit should be just mostly cloudy and cool, with temps in the upper teens and rising to near 30 degrees. We’ll let you know if that snow maker takes a turn in our direction.

Instead, for us, there’s a better bet for some light accumulating snow late Tuesday into Wednesday of next week.

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