Tracking chance for accumulating snow in Metro Detroit to end week: What to know

Wet weather to start Thursday, last through Friday

4Warn WeatherGood Wednesday morning!

We are in a little pattern of scattered light rain and isolated wet snow during the early morning hours, and that’s what we had once again. Most of Metro Detroit is drying and will stay dry as these spotty showers fade this morning.

Temperatures start around 40 degrees early today. The winds are on the lighter side so, the wind chills won’t dip below the middle 30s, making for a manageable morning.

Watch out for some slippery roadways this morning and expect a slower drive due to some patchy fog, which could be dense in spots.

This weather pattern holds true as we struggle to get into some desired sunshine. The clouds will be thicker and more numerous throughout out morning hours.

Temperatures will be slow to warm as a result. We’ll only get into the middle 40s through the lunch hour today before we get into a little more sunshine later this afternoon. Our high temps depend greatly on the amount of sun that we get. We have our sights set on 50 degrees by the late afternoon.

This will be a nice stretch of drier weather today and most of Thursday, before a little taste of winter returns to Metro Detroit.

Tonight’s sunset is at 5:01 p.m.

Wet weather Thursday evening

Thursday is another day where we will be flirting with 50 degrees with enough sunshine, though we don’t expect a ton. Skies will stay partly sunny all day and it will be dry during daylight hours.

Highs will range between 45-50 degrees, depending on the sun.

There will be a storm approaching SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario, bringing the chance for rain and snow here into the later evening hours -- although we expect most of the moisture to start falling Friday.

Snowy Friday

We should be starting this Friday with dry conditions before a winter storm moves in here midday.

Snow showers are most likely without much rain mixing in. Midday and afternoon snow could stack up in spots, with a couple of inches of accumulation possible. Early computer model data suggests 1-3 inches are possible throughout Friday afternoon and evening.

It looks like that Friday morning drive will be fine, but all bets are off for a very slippery and potentially dangerous afternoon commute to end the work and school week.

Likely dry weekend

Right now, our weekend looks pretty dry with some uncertainty.

The computer models show weak disturbances rolling across our skies, bringing more clouds without much moisture. If we see more clouds than sun, as some model data suggests, highs will stay in the low and middle 40s both weekend days. With any additional sunshine, we can obviously boost those expectations a handful of degrees, but we will have to wait and see.

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