Tracking weekend snow, wintry mix in Metro Detroit -- here’s what you need to know

Winter Weather Advisory for mid-Michigan counties

Detroit, MI – The clouds have stuck around for most of the day, with some of us seeing a little light snow, but we’ve got more winter weather moving into the region as we work throughout the overnight hours on Saturday and into the first half of our Sunday.

Winter Weather Advisory through Sunday morning

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through Sunday morning for Genesee, Lapeer and Sanilac counties.

These areas stand the best chance to see accumulating snow overnight on Saturday, and through the first half of our Sunday.

Saturday night into Sunday

For the overnight hours on Saturday, the clouds will increase, with a wintry mix moving into the region.

The best chance for snow will be in our northern tier of counties, everyone else will likely see a mix of rain and snow, and maybe some freezing rain, especially over our central communities.

As a low-pressure system works off to the north and east, it’s going to drag some warmer air into the region, giving us that wintry mix.

In our southern tier of counties near the Michigan-Ohio state line, there could be a brief period of just plain cold rain through the overnight hours on Saturday and early tomorrow morning.

Overnight lows drop to near the freezing mark and rise a bit as we head toward sunrise.

Heading into the end of the weekend on Sunday, we will keep the active weather in the forecast for the first half of the day. A rain, snow wintry mix for almost everybody, and snow winding down in our northern tier of communities.

High temperatures just around the freezing mark will fall into the lower 30s and even upper 20s by the time we get to dinner time Sunday night.

A northwesterly wind at 5-10 MPH will start to bring in colder air for everyone.

Beginning of next week

The clouds will hang tough as we work into the beginning of next week on Monday as another wave works through the region.

We will hold onto the chance of a light snow shower, but most everyone stays dry.

High temperatures in the upper 20s will give way to overnight lows in the single digits Monday night and into Tuesday morning.

Colder air sticks around

A relatively tranquil stretch of weather moves into the region for the majority of next week.

We’ll keep a mixture of sunshine and clouds in the forecast Tuesday and Wednesday.

High temperatures only make it into the upper teens on Tuesday, then heading for the lower mid-20s by Wednesday.

Overnight lows into the single digits on Tuesday night will rise just a few degrees to ride around the lower teens Wednesday night and early on Thursday morning.

About the Author:

Bryan joined the WDIV 4Warn Weather Team in May 2022 as a meteorologist, and is also an experienced middle & high school teacher.