Metro Detroit weather: Cold, blustery Saturday with scattered afternoon snowflakes

Saturday temps to feel like single digits, teens all day

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITWelcome to Saturday, Motown.

Saturday afternoon will be cold and blustery. Highs will near 25 degrees, which is nearly twenty degrees below average. A howling wind blowing 10-20 mph will make it feel like it’s in the single digits and teens all day.

The wind will be fast and blowing off Lake Michigan, providing the chance of scattered afternoon snow showers. Any accumulations will be low. Conditions could get slippery, so be mindful while driving and walking.

Today’s sunset is at 6:36 p.m.

Saturday evening will be mostly cloudy and very cold. Temperatures will be near 20 degrees.

Saturday night will be frigid and mostly cloudy. Remember to keep pets indoors and grab extra blankets before turning all of your clocks ahead one hour. Also, change the batteries in all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Warming up Sunday

Sunday will begin with very low temperatures and a new batch of snow. A trace to two inches of snow are possible.

Amazingly, temperatures will rise nicely after the snow stops falling. Any snow that accumulates will melt pretty quickly with highs in the low 40s to near 45 degrees.

Plus, snow will be ending in time for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Detroit’s Corktown. Dress in layers if you are setting up the event or arriving early. It will not be as cold during the parade.

Even warmer week ahead

Monday will be mostly cloudy to partly sunny and milder. Afternoon temps will be in the low 50s.

Tuesday will be partly sunny and cool. Highs will be in the upper 40s.

Wednesday will be warmer with partly to mostly sunny skies. It will feel like spring before it officially begins next weekend. Wednesday highs will be near 60 degrees.

Thursday will be warmer with more sunshine. Highs will be near 65 degrees.

Showers will return on a mild Friday. The mercury will rise to the upper 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."