Metro Detroit weather: Temperatures rise before chance of 2 snowy days this week

Significant snow Wednesday and Thursday

DETROIT – Welcome to Sunday evening, Motown.

Sunday evening will be partly cloudy to clear. It will get colder, with temperatures around 20 degrees or in the upper teens.

Sunday night will be very cold and partly cloudy. Overnight lows will be in the lower mid-teens.

Upcoming week

Monday will be partly to mostly sunny, and temperatures will be closer to normal. Highs will be in the low 30s.

A nice southwesterly flow will bring in higher temperatures for Tuesday. Skies will go from mostly sunny to mostly cloudy during the day. Temperatures will reach 40 degrees or just a bit higher.

Chilly rain showers are possible Tuesday night.

Two days of major snowfall

Significant snow is on the way for Wednesday and Thursday. Please keep in mind -- this is very preliminary. There is a lot of time between now and mid-week, and this forecast could change.

So far, it appears a frontal system will set up right over Detroit and Southeast Michigan and will be the source of a conveyer belt of snow for two days. Rounds of light to heavy snow will roll over the region, with at least six inches possible when all is said and done.

At least two computer models have a two-day total of 10-13 inches of snow. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s and low 30s.

Again, this prediction could change. This forecast is meant to prepare you and your family, not scare you.

Becoming frigid again

Frigid air will return Friday and Saturday. Each day will have partly sunny skies, but early morning temperatures in the single digits are near 0 degrees, and afternoon temperatures in the mid- and upper teens.

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About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."