Calmer Thursday before snowfall returns Friday, this weekend in Metro Detroit

Active winter weather pattern this weekend

4Warn WeatherGood Thursday morning!

As we dig out of Wednesday’s snowstorm, we hold on to some light snow showers in the Thumb this morning.

We likely will see a few small chances for scattered light flurries throughout the area later today, but we’re not expecting much accumulation.

Highs will be back in the low-to-mid 30s under overcast skies.

Light snow Friday

Lingering moisture across the state will bring another shot at some light accumulating snowfall Friday afternoon and evening. Most fresh accumulation will be around an inch.

It will be breezy, too, with gusts exceeding 30 mph. Highs will be in the mid-30s, but feeling like the single digits to the teens with the wind chill.

More weekend snow

Keep the shovels handy. A very active winter weather pattern stays in place into the weekend.

Highs both Saturday and Sunday will top out around freezing.

We are anticipating another system to track across SE Michigan starting sometime during the second half of Saturday. This system is setting up to be a longer duration event that looks to continue through most of Sunday, bringing with it a few more inches of snow.

Cold next week with more snow chances

Early next week, we will see the southern end of an arctic airmass push into Michigan, which will drop daytime highs down to the 20s and overnight lows possibly into the single digits.

Additional waves will move over the region during the early to mid-week period, which could bring more chances for snow.

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About the Author:

Ashlee Baracy is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist who was born and raised in Metro Detroit. You can catch her 4Warn Weather forecasts weekday mornings, at noon and streaming on Local4+.