DETROIT – Good Saturday afternoon!
This weekend has some wild weather. After a little freezing drizzle this morning, it feels like spring later today. Wind speeds will increase dramatically tonight. Temperatures will tumble tomorrow. Even Monday will be significant, with a chance of accumulating snow.
Saturday afternoon will be partly sunny and milder. The mercury will be near 55 degrees. Conditions will be perfect for going to the park and walking through town.
Please note that this is the time of year where lake ice gets thinner and more brittle. The motto is: “If you don’t know, don’t go.” Stay off the ice. The risk is not worth being stranded on an ice flow or worse.
Today’s sunset is at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday evening will be partly cloudy and cool. Temperatures will stay in the 50s at dinner time.
Saturday night will have steady, then rising, temperatures, as more warm air arrives. Temperatures will stay in the 50s through midnight, and rise to the low 60s by dawn.
Remember to secure and store any loose articles. Batten down the hatches, because winds will start to howl after many of us go to bed Saturday night.
A high wind watch has been issued for Detroit and all of Southeast Michigan from 4 a.m. Sunday to noon Sunday.
Windy, rainy Sunday
Ahead of a coming cold front, it will become cloudier and windier on Sunday with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Some may have heavy rain at times, especially in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Sustained wind speeds (a constant wind) will increase to 20-35 mph Sunday morning. Wind gusts could reach 50-60 mph.
Downed branches, trees and wires are potential, and harmful, hazards. Call the authorities and your power company immediately if you come across any downed power lines, and be sure to stay far away from them. If you or your family loses power and you have a generator, remember to keep it outside your home and far away. Do not run a generator in a garage.
Sunday will be warm and windy in the morning, and chilly and brisk in the afternoon. Temperatures will fall from the 60s to the 40s before the day finishes. Sunday night temps will be in the low 30s.
Snow on Monday
Monday will be chilly with a mix of snow and rain. Areas to the south could see rain or a wintry mix in the morning, while everyone else just gets snow.
Snow is expected to fall throughout the day Monday. About 1-3 inches of snow accumulation is expected, with higher snow totals between M-59 and I-69. About one inch of snow is expected from Ann Arbor to Detroit and southward, and 1-2 inches or more is expected near 8 Mile Road and northward.
Monday highs will be in the low and mid-30s.
Then, above average temps
Tuesday will be mostly sunny and not as cold. Afternoon temperatures will be in the low 40s.
Wednesday will be bright with above average temperatures, too. Highs will be in the middle 40s.
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