Metro Detroit weather: Some snow on ground by dawn, then warming up

Spring Forward 1 Hour

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DETROIT – Winter is clearly not done with Detroit, yet. Tonight will be frigid as we “Spring Forward” one hour, and more snow arrives in the morning. As soon as flakes stop falling, temps rise above freezing. More melting is likely early next week with milder conditions.

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 -- after snow

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 after early morning rain showers. 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."