Frigid Christmas Eve, White Christmas on the way

Lows near 10 or lower in Metro Detroit

By Andrew Humphrey, CBM - Meteorologist And Station Scientist

DETROIT - Christmas Eve in Detroit will be frigid with increasing clouds. Anyone going out to dinner, ice skating in Campus Martius or Midnight Mass will need to dress in layers and where a hat, scarf and gloves to deal with temps in the low teens and single digits and wind chills near zero.

Skies will be mostly clear for Santa Claus and his reindeer at midnight. Afterward, clouds will build by dawn.

Christmas morning will be cloudy. Snow will begin to fall at sunrise, which is at 8:01 a.m. Snow showers will ensure a White Christmas all day with nearly an inch or more of fresh snow by Christmas evening. Highs will be near 25 degrees.

Drivers need to use extreme caution when traveling for dinner and to the western Michigan. 3 to 6 inches will fall closer to Lake Michigan in communities like Muskegon, Holland, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

Snow remains in the forecast Christmas night and on the first day of Kwanzaa, Thursday. An additional inch will fall by noon in many Southeast Michigan communities. 

Sunnier skies return Friday and Saturday with highs in the upper 20s and low 30s. Snow showers are possible again Sunday.

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