Metro Detroit weather: First significant snowfall comes into view

Chance of snow in Metro Detroit this weekend

By Ben Bailey - Chief Meteorologist

DETROIT - Do you know where your shovel is? Our first significant snow of the season is coming into view.

In the meantime, the wind just won't quit. Even Wednesday night, expect 10-15 mph winds, taking overnight lows into the 20s and making it feel like the teens. A flurry is possible but not likely.

On Thursday, we'll watch bands of lake-effect snow move into west Michigan. We'll see hardly any of that, but a brief snow shower isn't out of the question. Highs will barely get to freezing, again with windy conditions.

Friday will be an uneventful finish to the workweek, with partly cloudy skies and highs again near freezing.

Find your shovels by Saturday, which is when our first significant snowfall of the season will arrive. This is a clipper system, which will be relatively dry and quick-moving, but still could drop more than an inch of snow by midnight Sunday morning.

We're still 72 hours away from the start of that snow, so there's more than a little uncertainty about the strength and track of the system.

Beyond that, we'll hold onto the 30s for highs through early next week, but see another cooldown ahead. That’s all in the 10-day forecast.

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