Metro Detroit weather: Blustery Saturday after snow showers

Saturday highs in low 20s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITWelcome to Saturday, Motown.

A flood warning remains in effect along the River Raisin in Monroe until the foreseeable future. The river is, at least, a half-foot above flood stage.

Winds still have potential to whip up trouble this afternoon. Temps remain well below average by about 20 degrees. The wind will make it feel like it’s around or below zero the rest of today. Tonight becomes frigid as skies clear. Sunday will be brighter and not as cold with some melting. We thaw out Presidents’ Day, Monday, and early next week before becoming colder.

Wind speeds remain high even after the wind advisory’s expiration. If you are using a generator for power, remember to keep it outdoors and far away from your home. It should never be running inside a garage. If you spot any downed wires, alert the authorities and your power company immediately and keep your distance.

Saturday afternoon will be very cold under partly sunny skies. Highs will be just above 20 degrees, and wind chills will be just above or just below zero.

The combined snow from early Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon will be up to a half inch to an inch of snow in places.

Today’s sunset is at 6:11 p.m.

Saturday evening will be mostly cloudy and frigid. Temperatures will retreat to the teens.

Saturday night will have clearing skies. This allow a lot of heat to escape to space. Overnight lows will be near 10 degrees or less. It will be less windy, and wind chills will be near zero degrees.

Mostly sunny Sunday

Sunday will be mostly sunny and seasonably cold in the afternoon. After subfreezing conditions, daytime temperatures will be in the upper 30s.

Next week preview

Welcome to Presidents’ Day, Monday. More melting is on tap as clouds increase and temperatures will rise to 40 degrees or just a bit more.

Monday night and Tuesday will have rain. Monday night and Tuesday morning will be chilly with temperatures just above freezing: 33 degrees or a bit higher. Tuesday afternoon’s temps will rise to the low 40s.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy to partly sunny and chillier. Highs will be just above 30 degrees.

Snow and colder weather return Thursday and Friday. Each day will have highs near 25 degrees.

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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."