Metro Detroit weather: Colder air arrives Sunday evening

Temps quickly fall from near 40 to 20s

Sunday evening is expected to be dry as colder air starts moving in.

DETROIT – Welcome to Sunday evening, Motown.

A cold front moves through the region Sunday evening. It’s weak enough to provide a few scattered snow flurries closer to Lake Huron and strong enough to send temperatures plummeting after sunset.

Sunday evening will be cloudy and chilly. The mercury will fall to the upper 20s and low 30s by dinnertime.

A weak trough of low pressure brings cloudier skies early Sunday night. By Monday morning, it becomes partly cloudy and colder. Overnight lows will be in the upper teens. Winds will produce wind chills in the single digits, at times.

Colder Monday

Monday will become partly sunny after early morning clouds. It will be colder again. Daytime temperatures will be in the low 30s for February’s final day.

Warmer temps ahead

Tuesday will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy, with rebounding temperatures. Scattered raindrops are possible in the middle of the afternoon. There’s a good chance of melting and thawing, with highs in the low and mid-40s. Be extremely careful when it comes to lake ice. The possibility of falling through the ice or being stranded on an ice flow increases as the week progresses.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with highs in the low and mid-40s.

Thursday will be partly to mostly cloudy and chillier. Highs will be near 35 degrees.

Friday will be partly sunny and chilly. Highs will be in the mid-30s. Friday night snow showers are possible as a new system arrives.

Saturday will have higher temperatures, with a wintry mix changing to rain showers. This forecast remains up in the air, but icy conditions are possible Saturday morning, with sleet and freezing rain. Afternoon temperatures will reach the low and mid-40s.

Sunday looks rainy, for now, and milder. Highs in the 50s.

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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."