Metro Detroit weather: Cool Friday ahead of weekend snow chances

Friday highs in mid 40s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy Friday!

A cold front moved through our area this morning.

Temperatures may fall a few degrees this morning. It’s still a bit breezy, keeping wind chills in the 20s to lower 30s and that’s what we need to dress for.

Today’s sunrise was at 7:28 a.m.

We should stay mostly dry for most of our daylight hours today.

Highs will reach the mid-to-upper 40s later this Friday afternoon around Metro Detroit. This will be the warmest day we’ll see, or feel, until the middle of next week.

There’s a second cold front sweeping through later tonight, and it brings better rain and snow chances this evening. Unfortunately, our skies will stay overcast and kind of dreary with minimal cloud breaks and a little drizzle/flurry action is possible through the morning and early afternoon around here.

Again, a little more trouble is heading our way later tonight: Some of the snow computer model data is hinting at some light accumulating snow in our North Zone starting later this evening.

Today’s sunset is at 7:51 p.m.

Friday night brings the light rain and snow chances, but we’re not expecting much more than a dusting for most of Metro Detroit. Parts of our North Zone may get some Lake Huron enhancement, helping to bring 1-2 inches of snow by Saturday morning to parts of the Thumb and Southern Ontario. This would be the exception, not the rule, as most of us will simply see festive flakes as temps tumble overnight to near freezing.

More snow, cold weekend

Snow showers will actually keep coming and going through the morning tomorrow as the winds begin to crank WNW at 10-20 mph, with gusts closer to 30 mph, aiding in snow shower chances.

Look for a switch from snow to rain in the late morning on Saturday. Rain showers are possible through the early afternoon. Highs will only be in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Sunday will be chilly early on, with lows in the lower 20s under mostly cloudy skies to start the day. It looks like we will see sunshine building into SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario through the afternoon, but highs will only make into the mid-30s.

A steady breeze will move NW at 10-20 mph, keeping wind chills in the teens and 20s all day even with the sunshine returning.

Little bit of everything next week

We’ll see more sun Monday after a chilly start with temps in the teens. With the sun, Monday highs will be closer to 40 degrees.

Then, it’s middle 40s Tuesday with mostly to partly sunny skies. Another wintry mix moves in Tuesday night, and it could bring another dusting of snow around here.

Then, we’ll have scattered rain Wednesday as highs head back into the low and mid-50s. We may hit the 60s on Thursday, so let’s get through a cold weekend knowing there’s hope for those of you rooting on the warmer weather.

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