Metro Detroit weather: On-and-off snow, light rain Friday

Friday highs in mid 30s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy Friday!

After morning snow showers, our temps warm very gradually into the mid and upper 30s, for some. That means we may see a little light rain mixing in with snow showers during the early afternoon.

Most of today’s snow fell during the early morning, but we will see some snow showers mixing with light rain here and there all afternoon. If there’s any moisture left, the mix will switch back to all snow again in the late afternoon and early evening.

Today’s sunset is at 6:35 p.m.

Snow showers will still be possible Friday evening and at night, as a strong cold front passes over SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario, bringing in a brief arctic chill late tonight and all day Saturday.

Snow showers will taper off after 1 a.m.-2 a.m., and then the cold pours in, creating some icy spots if you have plans to hit the roads early Saturday. Friday overnight lows will dip down into the mid and upper teens.

Slowly warming up

We will have single-digit wind chills for most of our Saturday morning.

Skies will become partly sunny Saturday, with highs only in the mid-to-upper 20s and a biting wind moving NW at 15-25 mph. Again, it’s a brief arctic chill, as the winds will shift directions and drive the cold air back to the north.

There will be some snowflakes around Sunday morning, as warmer air moves over the cold air from Saturday. That means the roads will once again be slippery in spots in the morning.

We do get some relief after scattered morning snow showers. We will see highs take off into the upper 30s and lower 40s under mostly cloudy skies and a stiff breeze moving SW at 10-20 mph. That breeze is trying to warm us, but it will feel very chilly as you head out and about.

Warmer week ahead

A bonified warm-up will be with us all of next week!

Yes, highs will hit the 50s Monday under partly sunny skies and still a bit of a breeze moving SW at 10-20mph. There is a chance for some light rain Monday night into Tuesday morning, and more cloud cover Tuesday may keep highs just shy of 50 degrees -- but it will be close.

Then, we hit the mid-50s Wednesday under partly sunny skies, and we have a shot at 60 degrees on Thursda,y which is St. Patrick’s Day. Could we be so lucky? Stay tuned!

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