Metro Detroit weather: Rough roads, bitter cold after the snow

Mostly cloudy Friday with frigid wind chills

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy Friday!

Neighborhood streets are always the last to get cleared or treated, and so the worst conditions you’ll find this morning is just getting out of the neighborhood. The highways and byways are also in pretty rough shape early this morning.

Temps have dipped into the single digits to low teens, and wind chills will be near, and at times, subzero.

The additional snow yesterday and dropping temps have created dangerous driving conditions, so plan on some extra time on your commute and don’t forget to bundle up. It’s a good time to remind everyone to make sure you have winter survival gear in the car, too, just in case you get stranded or have to be out in these elements for a while. Frostbite can occur in 30 minutes or less if you are not layered and bundled up.

Related: Why parts of SE Michigan didn’t get as much snow as expected in winter storm

Today’s sunrise was at 7:43 a.m.

It is mostly cloudy to start our Friday, and will be mostly cloudy most of the day. Our temps will struggle without much sunshine. Look for highs in the upper teens to near 20 degrees, and wind chills in the single digits most of the day -- which is more of a result of the cold air rather than a brutal wind.

The winds are moving NNW at 5-10 mph. Those winds will keep drawing more cold air into Metro Detroit all day today and all weekend.

We’ll see party sunny skies at best today.

We may see a few snowflakes and flurries after the sun sets tonight.

Today’s sunset is at 5:52 p.m.

After a busy couple of weather days, it will mainly be just cold and mostly dry through the weekend. Again, a few flakes will fly tonight without much of a problem, leaving a dusting in a few spots. Then, skies will start to clear out overnight, which will allow for that bitter cold to set up first thing Saturday.

Cold, mostly dry weekend

We will get plenty of free Vitamin D through sunshine Saturday, though it will be mixed with some cloud cover. Morning lows will be near zero degrees, and wind chills will be subzero without much of a breeze. Highs will hit the low 20s around Metro Detroit with winds moving SSW at 5-10 mph.

Sunday will be a bit warmer, but it’s also going to be less bright and sunny with a few late-day flakes and flurries. We will awake to temps in the upper single digits to low teens, and then finish the day in the mid-to-upper 20s under mostly cloudy skies and a few flurries.

The winds will pick up on Sunday, moving SW at 10-18 mph, and that will keep wind chills in the dangerous zone. It might be a good idea to check on the neighbors or family members who cannot shovel or who struggle in the winter months.

Snow chances next week

We will be near 30 degrees Monday with a chance for a few flakes late in the day. Nothing more than a dusting to an inch is expected Monday night.

Other than that, snow chances will reappear late Wednesday and Thursday. This doesn’t look to be a huge storm yet, but we will watch and keep you posted.

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