Metro Detroit weather: Sunny with dangerously cold temps

Wednesday wind chills in single digits

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITGood Wednesday afternoon!

Today will be the brightest day of the week, but that sun won’t do much to warm us up or melt some of that snow and ice on your driveways and sidewalks. Highs will struggle into the upper teens most of the afternoon, but most of Metro Detroit will not even see 20 degrees today.

The winds are moving WSW at 5-10 mph, and our wind chills likely won’t be any warmer than single digits today, even with that sunshine and those lighter winds. So, the concern for hypothermia and frostbite exist and should not be ignored. Check on your neighbors and make sure everyone is staying warm.

Today’s sunset is at 5:40 p.m.

The chill will still be here the rest of the week and this weekend, but there is some warmer light at the end of the tunnel.

Colder wind chills Thursday

Thursday will be mostly dry during the day, and then shift to increasing clouds to partly sunny and overcast skies. Single-digit temps will feel subzero in the morning, and highs will be in the mid 20s.

The winds will start cranking Thursday, moving SW at 7-17 mph, gusting to 20-30 mph at times. That wind will lead to dangerous cold and wind chills that will be even colder than today.

Snow showers will begin to move into the area Thursday night.

Some snow overnight Thursday

Snow late Thursday and early Friday won’t likely stack up to much. The clipper system will be stripped of its moisture as it approaches, and will bring a dusting to an inch of snow in parts of our North Zone. Still, Friday morning’s commute will be a bit slippery as we awake to temps in the lower teens.

Highs Friday will settle back down into the upper teens and low 20s under mostly cloudy skies.

Cold, dry weekend

The weekend looks dry and cold, with single digit lows and highs near 20 degrees Saturday, and mid 20s Sunday. Saturday will have both sun and clouds, and Sunday will have more clouds.

Snow will stay to our north on Sunday, so we will only see a few late-day snowflakes and flurries, especially in our North Zone.

Winter storm next week

Highs will be near 30 degrees Monday, and mid-30s are possible Tuesday. There will be a winter storm moving in late Tuesday with a wintry mix to snow as we move into Wednesday.

Stay tuned!

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