DETROIT – Good Friday morning!
Yet another batch of cold air arrived with a cold front early this morning, and with more persistent wind and snow showers, too.
Temperatures start in the lower and middle 20s around Metro Detroit, and that biting wind makes it feel like the middle teens. on You’ll want to wear the full winter garb today if you’re spending a little bit of time outdoors.
The lake effect snow bands and squalls are still more problematic into West and Southwest lower Michigan, so be extra careful driving west today. Winter storm warnings are in effect toward Lake Michigan. We are seeing nuisance snow showers streaming across Livingston, Oakland and Macomb counties early this Friday with scattered, lighter snow chances elsewhere.
Today’s sunrise is at 7:27 a.m.
A cold wind will blow all day, but it will increase into the lunch hour and afternoon hours today. We will see some temporary patches of blue sky through the morning.
Those winds steer more clouds our way with better snow shower chances in the afternoon and early evening. Occasional snow squalls are possible, especially for areas west of I-275 and north of M-59, which is cause for some concern.
High temperatures will arrive midday today and be near 32 degrees, but will feel more like the low 20s with winds moving WSW at 10-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph at times.
Wind chills will dip back down into the teens for those heading to the Detroit tree lighting tonight at Campus Martius Park. A few festive snowflakes will fly. Layer and bundle up!
Tonight’s sunset is at 5:09 p.m.
Cold all weekend
It does feel like we are paying for that warm and mild stretch of weather in the first half of November.
The next-level cold sticks around all weekend, as we expect temps in the teens both Saturday and Sunday morning.
Saturday skies will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy. Highs will be near 30 degrees with more cold breezes moving SW at 10-20 mph, gusting to 30-35 mph. You’ll want to dress warm if you’re heading to a college football game or anything outdoors.
A quick-hitting snow maker will be on the move through Metro Detroit after sunset during the evening and into early Sunday morning.
A quick dusting of snow will be done well before sunrise on Sunday. We will battle back with some sunshine mixed with clouds to end the weekend. Highs will be in the low 30s at best.
Slightly warmer start to next week
We’ll have a decent amount of sun on Monday, which will help our highs reach back into the low 40s. Then, we’ll have highs in the middle 40s to near 50 degrees on Tuesday.
We will be dry through the middle of the week and right now, the computer models are showing a rain and snow maker moving through the middle of the country on Wednesday and on Thursday, which is Thanksgiving.
Plan on dry conditions if you are traveling in and around Pure Michigan on Wednesday with more 40s -- but there will be some rain and snow in many states to our south and west.
The computer models show dry conditions for Metro Detroit on Thursday under mostly cloudy skies and temps in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. That wintry mix will approach late on Thanksgiving Day, setting us up for a little bit of rain and snow around here for those shoppers and travelers next Friday.
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