DETROIT – There are two systems converging on Metro Detroit later today, which leaves us high and dry for several hours this morning. Temperatures start in the upper 20s to low and middle 30s. It would be much cooler if not for these clouds, which produce a blanket of insolation.
There won’t be a lot of wind today, but we will have wind chills in the 20s and middle 30s throughout today, so you’ll need the thicker jacket or winter garb when heading out.
Our Exact Track 4D Radar shows snow to our west and north and rain and snow to our south just waiting to spread across Metro Detroit.
A wintry mix will be moving in later in the morning. We should expect some light rain and snow to fall late morning and most definitely into the afternoon.
Areas north of M-59 have a better shot at seeing mostly snow through the afternoon with some minor accumulation on grassy surfaces.
Our highs will hit 40 degrees around lunchtime and then try to hold steady.
More snow late Tuesday
There will be another, more impressive, wave of wet weather late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning: The two systems west and south will unite, and could create a few hours of some decent snow.
Some areas in our far northern suburbs and counties could see 2-4 inches of new snow during this time. The heart of Metro Detroit may flip back and forth with rain and snow, limiting snow accumulation. Still, some of us might wake up to our first snow accumulation of the season on Wednesday.
Tuesday’s sunset is at 5:12 p.m.
You should expect tricky travel late Tuesday and during the Wednesday morning commute. Some suburbs closer to Downtown Detroit could end up with an inch or two of snow on the ground as we awake on Wednesday.
More wet weather Wednesday
There will be some breaks from the rain and snow midday Wednesday as temps again attempt to hit 40 degrees. There will be another shot of moisture moving in and if it arrives in the later afternoon, it will be a mix of rain and snow -- but if it comes in later in the evening, it could be another decent round of snow showers here in Metro Detroit.
Rain, snow continue Thursday
Early morning snow showers on Thursday are going to blend in with some dry breaks. The morning drive will once again be slippery and slow.
The bulk of the moisture from these weather systems will start to move out on Thursday, but we will squeeze out some more snow and a little bit of rain through the afternoon.
Thursday afternoon temperatures will be in the upper 30s.
Drier weekend ahead
While the weather does look drier as we move into weekend mode Friday, we do have a cool front moving through, which will bring a few snowflakes and flurries and another dip in temperatures.
We will see lower 20s early Friday, with high temps only expected to land near freezing in a decent breeze. Those heading Downtown Detroit for the tree lighting will want some layers as chilly wind conditions continue and while a few festive flakes continue to fly.
The weekend will be mostly dry. It looks mostly cloudy and cool with morning temps in the teens and afternoon highs in the lower 30s.
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