Metro Detroit weather: Bitter cold is back and sticking around

Arctic air settles in ahead of weekend snow chances

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

Good Thursday afternoon!

The arctic air is in place now and will settle around the Great Lakes through this coming weekend.

Our high temps today will hang in the lower 20s under partly cloudy to partly sunny skies and lighter winds moving NNW at 7-12 mph. Yes, it’s back to the full winter arsenal as the concern for frostbite is back, which means we need to cover up as much exposed skin as possible. Skies are starting out partly cloudy this morning.

We will see some morning sun mixed with clouds, and a few more clouds building into the afternoon. Those clouds will filter out some of the sunshine and keep us on the cool side, with wind chills in the single digits and low teens at best.

Today’s sunset is at 5:32 p.m.

We will see and feel single digit lows Friday, Saturday and Sunday here in SE lower Michigan and Southern Ontario.

Bright Friday

Friday will be the brightest day of the week and weekend, so try and soak up some of that free vitamin D. It will be mostly sunny Friday with highs in the low-to-mid 20s and calm winds moving S at 3-8 mph.

Snow chances coming

Snow chances will be with us Saturday, Sunday and Monday -- but most of it will be next week.

Saturday will bring a little more cloud cover and gusty winds moving SW at 10-20 mph. Highs will be in the mid-to-upper 20s, but a biting wind will keep those wind chills in the dangerous category all day.

Chances for snow will be in the late afternoon or Saturday evening. It looks like we will see a dusting of snow with scattered snow showers.

Another quick-moving snowmaker will cruise through Metro Detroit Sunday afternoon and evening, with just another dusting of new snow. Again, temps in the single digits and teens will only warm into the mid 20s. Skies will be mostly cloudy.

Accumulating snow Monday

Monday will be our best bet for accumulating snow -- although, the computer model data is all over the map still with what to expect. It looks like a late-day system will bring several inches of new snow late Monday and into Tuesday.

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