DETROIT - The 2014 North American International Auto Show opens to the public Saturday morning, and families who arrive first will need to drive and walk cautiously with icy patches on roads and sidewalks. They must dress warmly, too, because temps will be between 10 and 15 degrees when doors open with wind chills near zero.
Saturday afternoon will be cold with scattered light and moderate snow showers. Highs will be in the low 20s with a brisk west-southwest wind running at 10 to 15 mph. Wind chills will be below 10. Highways, streets and walkways will be more slippery with fresh snowfall.
The Detroit Red Wings skate against the Los Angeles Kings at Joe Louis Arena Saturday evening. Hockey fans will need to factor on extra time just like Auto Show enthusiasts with a few snow showers and temps falling below 20 degrees after dinnertime.
Saturday night will be frigid with mostly cloudy skies and lows in the lower teens. Wind chills will be at or just below zero.
Sunday will have scattered snow, too, with temps back in the 20s. This batch of snow is ahead of another bitter Arctic blast that will invade the area during and espeically after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be drier but remain cold with temps in the upper teens. Fortunately, Mother Nature will cooperate with people going to and from holiday events.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will feel like the North Pole with daytime highs in the teens, nighttime/early morning lows near 0 and wind chills well below zero.
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