Metro Detroit weather: Snowy start, then below-average temps Saturday

Saturday temps start cold, end even colder

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITWelcome to Saturday, Motown.

Snow cruises in ahead of cold air roaring back today. Tonight will be frigid, by March standards, with drier conditions. Sunday will be cold with more sunshine. Bright skies will remain early next week, and temperatures will remain far below average.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:26 a.m.

Saturday morning will be cold and snow. Temperatures start in the low and middle 30s. A stiff northwesterly breeze will drag wind chills to the teens and 20s. Grassy areas and patios become covered with snow. Streets and sidewalks become wet, slick and slushy.

Drivers must use caution while driving. It’s easy to get caught off guard in March with any snow on the pavement, especially on ramps, bridges or overpasses.

Saturday afternoon temps will be nearly 10 degrees below average. Highs will be near 40 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves will be needed to stay warm.

Today’s sunset is at 7:52 p.m.

Saturday evening will be mostly cloudy and cold. Temperatures will fall through the 30s to the upper 20s by midnight.

Saturday night will be partly cloudy and very cold. Record lows this time of year are in the single digits. The mercury will not fall quite that low, but it will feel that frigid with wind chills. Overnight lows will be in the upper teens and low 20s.

Cold Sunday

Sunday will be partly sunny and cold. Highs will be in the middle and upper 30s.

Next week preview

We’ll experience winter-like cold on Monday under sunny skies. Highs will be in the upper 30s.

Tuesday will be partly sunny and chilly. Highs will be in the low 40s.

A wintry mix of rain and snow arrives Tuesday night and changes to rain showers Wednesday. Temperatures will rise from near 30 degrees in the morning to the middle 50s in the afternoon.

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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."