Metro Detroit weather forecast: Cold and becoming snowy Sunday afternoon

High in the upper 20s

By Andrew Humphrey, CBM - Meteorologist And Station Scientist

DETROIT - It is Presidents’ Day weekend and snow is in the forecast. It will be dry for the first half of Sunday, and the first flakes start falling during the second half and intensify through Sunday night.

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Snow starts to arrive south of I-94 and west of I-275. Light to moderate snow slowly become more widespread after 5 p.m. ET; for Sunday evening and especially Sunday night. Individuals and families with dinner plans need to use extreme caution on area roads. Paved surfaces become treacherous and visibility will be well less than a mile in many neighborhoods.

1 to 3 inches of snow will fall across a wide range of southeast Michigan; from the I-69 corridor through Motown and down to the Ohio border; from Livingston County and western Washtenaw County over to the coast of the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Lake Erie.

Snow becomes more scattered, Sunday night, during the overnight hours into Monday morning. Lows will be in the upper teens.

Welcome to Presidents’ Day, Monday. It will be mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers in the morning. Afternoon temperatures will reach 30°F.

Tuesday will have a little more sunshine, but it remains chilly. Highs will be in the low 30s.

Tuesday night and Wednesday, snow arrives with a little ice, including freezing rain and sleet. 

Thursday and Friday become dryer with higher temperatures. Daytime readings will be in the upper 30s.

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