More rain, light snow to fall in Metro Detroit through the week: What to expect

Dense fog advisory issued Wednesday

4Warn WeatherGood Wednesday afternoon!

We had patchy fog and scattered rain showers around Metro Detroit this morning. The National Weather Service placed all of Metro Detroit under a Dense Fog Advisory until 1 p.m. today.

The rain is widely scattered early on, with better shower chances in the late morning into the afternoon. Today is day two of three with wet weather chances around Metro Detroit, so you will want to keep that old umbrella handy.

The best shower chances today are between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Temperatures will be in the upper 40s to low 50s even during the scattered, light rain showers through the middle of the day. The winds are on the lighter side, moving SE to SW at 5-12 mph. A southern breeze will pump in mild air all day today before a cold front swings through as we head into Thursday morning. That means we are much closer to average January weather to end the work and school week.

Tonight’s sunset is at 5:14 p.m.

Snow possible Thursday

We may start Thursday in the lower 40s, but temps will tumble all morning and settle in the lower to middle 30s during a cold front passage. This will be the last of our three-day stint with wet weather chances, and we are more likely to see snow than rain.

High temperatures will be in the middle to upper 30s. The winds will start picking up, moving SW to WNW at 5-15 mph, adding some lake effect moisture from Lake Michigan during the cooler push of air.

Scattered afternoon snow showers will possibly fill in with some more widespread light snow through the afternoon and evening. It shouldn’t add up to anything more than a dusting.

Flurries flying Friday

Friday will be a near repeat of Thursday, with temps hanging in the 30s and with a few snowflakes and flurries flying. This will likely be very hit-and-miss bands of snow from the west. It will be more festive than impactful -- though snow bands and snow chances will be more impactful for anyone traveling north and west both Thursday and Friday.

Those winds will continue moving WNW at 5-15 mph.

Likely dry weekend

We will keep a close eye on this coming weekend forecast, because there is one computer model bringing a snow chance during the first half of Saturday. Most model data keeps the rain and snow well south of Metro Detroit all weekend.

We will let you know if anything changes.

Right now, it looks like middle 20s to middle 30s all weekend, and we are leaning toward the majority of the models that say we’ll be dry all weekend.

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