DETROIT – Good Wednesday morning!
That early morning snow has been wrapping up or temporarily ending around Metro Detroit with some snow stuck on grassy surfaces. Temperatures start near or just above freezing as we get going on this morning, which means any moisture falling should be limited and will be frozen or snow.
Don’t expect too much more this morning, although there is an active winter weather advisory for Huron, Tuscola, and Sanilac counties this morning through later tonight.
The roads will be wet and sloppy in spots, but we aren’t seeing any icy conditions, except for the areas under the winter advisory in the Thumb region.
Today’s sunrise is at 7:25 a.m.
There will be a constant conveyor belt of clouds moving into Metro Detroit today with very limited patches of blue sky. We don’t expect much to fall from these clouds during the morning or early afternoon.
There will be another wave or two of mainly snow showers and isolated rain showers through the mid-to-late afternoon hours and into the evening. Rain is more likely the farther south or closer to Downtown Detroit you are, as temperatures will be near 40 degrees in the city with middle and upper 30s in most western and northern suburbs.
The computer models suggest that our far northern counties will again see the most snow late in the day. The three counties in the Thumb where the winter weather advisory exists may see another couple of inches of snow. The advisory ends at midnight Wednesday.
Tonight’s sunset is at 5:11 p.m.
Snow showers return Thursday
We have one last shot for a little more snow on Thursday.
There will be snow showers producing sloppy conditions for anyone hitting the roads early Thursday before we get another break in the action. Temperatures will be near 30 degrees in the morning, with most of Metro Detroit landing in the middle and upper 30s in the afternoon.
After a mostly cloudy day, snow showers will return into the middle afternoon capable of producing another coating on grassy surfaces. Cooler and cooler air will be pumping into SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario Thursday into Friday.
Below freezing Friday
Get ready for the next level in cold weather as a cool front whips through here Friday. We expect to see morning low temperatures in the lower 20s while afternoon high temps stay in the upper 20s to low 30s under partly sunny skies.
The winds will start cranking SW at 10-20 mph, and we can’t rule out a few rounds of very light snow or flurries blowing in the wind. Layer up, and bundle up if you’re heading downtown for the big tree lighting at Campus Martius.
Cloudy, cold weekend
We will see better glimpses of the sun this weekend, and the important word is glimpses.
It will stay mostly cloudy Saturday and Sunday with a good taste of real wintertime temperatures.
Both weekend days look mostly dry and breezy with morning lows in the teens and afternoon highs struggling to get out of the 20s, maybe low 30s.
One computer model shows a quick snow clipper racing through late Saturday and early Sunday -- we will let you know if more data points that way as we get closer.
The sun will return Monday as our temps stay in the 30s, but we should head back into the 40s by Tuesday of next week.
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