Frigid start to February with arctic cold front approaching Metro Detroit

4Warn WeatherGood Wednesday morning!

It’s a frigid start to February with many areas waking up to single digit lows, if not colder. We get exactly 10 hours of daylight today, in which you can expect more sun than clouds.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:47 a.m.

It’ll be slightly warmer today than Tuesday, but still about 10 degrees below average as highs top out in the low-to-mid-20s. Wind chill values will drop below zero again today.

It will be cold, but not as frigid, tonight as lows fall into the teens under partly cloudy skies. However, it will be brisk with a southwesterly breeze.

Tonight’s sunset is at 5:47 p.m.

Light snow possible Thursday

A mix of sun and clouds are in the forecast for Thursday, with more seasonable highs around freezing. It will be a bit breezy ahead of an approaching arctic front.

Additional light snow could develop Thursday night into Friday with the passage of that cold front. Lake effect snow showers could also follow it, especially for our western zone.

Frigid temps Friday

Cold air surges back into the area on Friday. Highs on Friday will only top out in the single digits and low teens. Lows Friday night will fall to below zero in some areas, not even factoring in wind chills.

We’re tracking a nice rebound in temperatures by the end of the weekend into next week. Highs will climb into the upper 30s on Sunday, and are forecasted to be on either side of 40 through the next work week.

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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+.