Snow showers return before bitter cold air moves back into Metro Detroit

Thursday highs in lower 30s; Friday highs in lower teens

After plenty of sunshine Wednesday with a little bit of high cloud cover, we will bring a little more cloud cover to the forecast as we head into the overnight hours Wednesday night.

Temperatures are not as cold as we’ve been the past few days, with overnight lows dropping into the middle teens.


As we head into our Thursday, we start our day with a little bit of sunshine before the clouds increase and snow showers move into the region as we head through the afternoon into the evening. We’re expecting about a six-hour window to where we will see the chance of snow showers from Thursday mid-afternoon through Thursday mid-evening.

High temperatures are heading for just below the freezing mark and the lower 30s by Thursday afternoon.

As the system moves off to the east, this will bring us another reinforcing shot of bitterly cold air, with temperatures dropping drastically from Thursday night to early Friday morning.

Overnight lows will drop into the low end of the single digits, but once you factor in the wind, we will see wind chills below zero for everyone starting Thursday night and going through the end of the week on Friday.


With a northwesterly flow working into the region, we will bring a little more sunshine back into the forecast for Friday but hold onto a few snow flurries as we had throughout the day.

High temperatures only make it in the lower end of the teens by Friday afternoon before dropping right around zero Friday night into early Saturday morning, with wind chills going as low as -15 heading into early Saturday morning.

Weekend forecast

As we head throughout the weekend, we will keep cloud cover in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday, with a few flurries for Saturday.

On Sunday, we will see a chance of snow showers with a cold front rolling through the region. The end of the weekend ushers in a warming trend as well. With high temperatures in the low 30s on Saturday, we will warm into the upper 30s by Sunday.

Next week

Looking ahead into next week, the warming trend continues with dry weather on Monday, giving way to rain showers moving into the forecast as we had from Tuesday and into next Wednesday. Above-average temperatures are sticking around for the majority of next week as well.

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Emmy-award winning Meteorologist Kim Adams rejoined the 4Warn Weather Team in August 2022. You can watch her on the 4, 5, 6, 10 & 11 p.m. newscasts. You can also find her on your cell phone, tablet, computer (by downloading the 4Warn Weather app), Click on Detroit, and Local 4+.

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