Lake effect snow stops, cold blast continues

Flakes quit falling north, Arctic air remains

By Andrew Humphrey, CBM - Meteorologist And Station Scientist
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Daypart weather forecast on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

DETROIT - Thursday morning's Lake Effect Snow Warning for Sanilac and St. Clair Counties has been canceled.  One to four inches of snow fell north of Detroit.  Although snow has stopped falling, it very cold and wind chills are near or below zero.

Detroit and Southeast Michigan will see partly to mostly sunny skies in the afternoon with highs near 20 and wind chills between -5 and 9. 

Thursday night will be very cold and mostly cloudy with temps near 10 degrees. 

Snow returns early Friday morning but this time from the west.

A storm system from the northern Plains will bring a good chance of accumulating snow for Detroit and all of Southeast Michigan Friday.  Initial estimates of 1 to 3 inches of snow are expected by the end of Friday afternoon with temps in the low 20s. 

Expected snow totals may change as the storm gets closer.  Stay tuned to Local 4 News and the Weather Page of for your latest forecast.

Saturday and Sunday will be sunnier and drier but remain very cold.  Temperatures will not even get close to the freezing mark.  Daytime temps will be in the mid 20s at best, and nighttime lows will be in the low and mid teens.

Relief from the Arctic air will arrive Monday and Tuesday as the jet stream moves north allowing milder (not as cold) air to move over southern Michigan.  Monday's highs will be in the middle and upper 30s with the chance of snow ahead of warm front.  Tuesday's highs will be near 40 with a rain-snow mix ahead of a related cold front.

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