DETROIT – Good Thursday afternoon!
The wind will be a pesky problem for us all day, because it negates our warming. We expect highs to hit the mid or even upper 20s. Still, wind chills will be in the single digits to low teens most of this Thursday because of winds moving SW at 7-17 mph, gusting to 20-30 mph at times.
These are not storm winds, although we do have some snow trying to sneak into SE lower Michigan and Southern Ontario later today. We should expect increasing clouds throughout the day with snow holding off until after sunset.
Today’s sunset is at 5:41 p.m.
Thursday night snow
Thursday evening snow showers will be most likely between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. for Metro Detroit, and it won’t stack up to much more than a dusting for most of us. Some in our North Zone may see an inch at most.
Clearing up Friday
Friday will be a day in the teens as skies gradually clear and the winds settle down. We will start in the low-to-mid teens and finish the work and school week with highs in the upper teens to near 20 degrees. Cool winds will move NNW at 5-12 mph.
Cold weekend with possible snow
Saturday will be the better of the weekend days, but it is still dangerously cold. We’ll see single-digit or subzero lows Saturday, and highs again in the upper teens to low 20s. Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy.
There is a chance for some light or moderate snow to race through our area Sunday morning, with another dusting or slightly more making for tricky travel. Temps will climb into the mid and upper 20s on Sunday.
Next week preview
Temps will continue to climb into the low 30s on Monday with some sunshine, and then closer to 40 degrees on Tuesday.
A big storm looks like it will move our way Wednesday and Thursday of next week. Right now, it looks like snow on Wednesday to rain on Thursday. It could be a big storm, so stay tuned.
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