DETROIT – Most of the snow showers have moved through already, but watch out for some slick spots on the roads this morning -- especially on bridges, ramps, and overpasses, where ice is possible at these temps.
These winds will try to bring some lake effect snow showers into Pure Michigan later in the day.
We expect a few glimpses of blue sky through a very consistent cloud deck over Metro Detroit, which means it will be partly sunny at best today.
The winds have shifted WSW at 7-17 mph, gusting to 25 mph at times. High temps will be in the upper 30s for most of us, but will feel cooler all day in that breeze.
The wind direction favors lake effect snow hitting western lower Michigan today. There is a winter storm watch near Battle Creek and a winter storm warning the closer you get to Lake Michigan, with 6-12 inches of snow or more expected over the next couple of days.
This is a warning for anyone driving west and southwest through our state: be very careful. Some of these snow bands will bring light snow showers into Washtenaw and Livingston counties this afternoon, with most of Metro Detroit seeing a few light snow showers here and there. This snow will likely reach our North Zone into the Thumb, where snow has been the most consistent the last few days.
Tonight’s sunset is at 5:11 p.m.
A cold front is bringing that next-level kind of cold into our area as we head into Friday, which may extend our snow chances late Thursday into early Friday. Right now, though, we don’t expect much.
Skies will be partly sunny once again Friday. The morning lows will dip into the lower 20s, while our afternoon temps will settle somewhere around 30 degrees -- and that’s it.
The winds will still be whipping. A few light snow showers or flurries will be flying around with little consequence.
Bundle up for the tree lighting ceremony at Campus Martius on Friday night!
Cold weekend with snow chance
Saturday and Sunday will be quite similar, with a brief bout of snow in between.
Skies will stay mostly cloudy most of the weekend. Morning lows will be in the upper teens to near 20 degrees, and highs will be in the low 30s at best.
A weak disturbance will ride through Metro Detroit Saturday night, bringing a snow chance into the evening hours and early Sunday morning. Most of the weekend is mostly dry, though.
Thanksgiving week preview
Monday will be the brightest day for us in quite some time with a nice blend of sun and clouds as we battle back through the upper 30s.
Tuesday looks to be only partly sunny with highs warming into the lower and middle 40s. We should stay that way Wednesday, too.
Right now, Thanksgiving looks mild and dry, according to our computer models. Those models do show rain moving in for Black Friday late next week, but time will tell as we get closer and closer.
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