4Warn Weather – Happy weekend!
Some of you are waking up to a coating of fresh snow from that clipper system that moved through Metro Detroit Friday night. So, watch out for slippery spots on our roads as you head out first thing Saturday morning.
Temperatures are in the middle 20s, which means some patchy ice is possible under that new snow coating. Wind chills are in the teens, which means bundle up and watch out for those slick spots. Other than that, it’s perfect out there😉!
We are not seeing our morning clouds leaking any more fresh snow, as most of the day ahead will be dry.
Chances of snow Saturday night
Skies will be partly sunny at times through the morning hours before another batch of clouds streams over Michigan from the west. That means our temperatures will struggle to warm up today as we land in the low 30s, feeling like the low to middle 20s as the winds shift from the west to the SW 5-12mph. Again, most of our day is dry, but a large and long cold front is dropping out of Canada today, bringing snow chances our way later tonight. We could see some light snow moving in just after dinner time tonight, but most of the snow and wintry mix is late tonight and/or overnight. The computer models show this cold front parking or becoming stationary for several hours from South Dakota to central Michigan, where 3-6″ of snow may fall closer to that front.
SUNSET: 5:42 PM
If that cold front is just north of Metro Detroit, we may see some snow late Saturday and early Sunday, mixing with some rain as temperatures maintain in the middle 30s. The chance for some rain and snow going back and forth will greatly impact our snow totals here on Sunday. The wintry mix should turn back into snow after 9-10 a.m., continuing through most of the morning and into the lunch hour. Fewer and fewer flakes are likely into the afternoon and evening. With some rain possible, snow totals should be in the 1-3″ range from late Saturday through the first half of this Sunday.
If that cold front sets up shop a tad farther south late Saturday, our Metro Detroit snow totals will boost up a bit to maybe 2-4″ by Sunday morning, possibly more for areas more north and west of Detroit, so stay tuned and look for important push alerts from your 4Warn Weather app and team.
Arctic air behind the front moves in for several days as we head into next week. Yes, we’re talking about those single digits with subzero wind chills in the very near future.
Forecast for next week
- Monday will be upper teens to low 20s with some late day sunshine as we transition into the cold.
- Tuesday should start with the sun before clouds return later in the day, with early morning lows in the middle single digits with subzero wind chills. Afternoon highs will halt in the teens to near 20F.
- Wednesday may be the only real chance for snow to add to that cold, but it looks like a dusting, mainly across the Thumb and areas north of M 59.
- Then, it’s single digits to low and mid-20s Hump Day through Friday, with only a dusting of snow possible Wednesday.
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