Metro Detroit weather: Colder air into Monday, then higher temps to start March

Overnight lows in the teens

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

DETROIT – Welcome to Sunday night, Motown.

Sunday night becomes colder, with some clouds overhead. Monday, the last day of February, will be colder than average, with filtered sunshine much of the day. March′s first and second days will be warmer than average.

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 is 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."