DETROIT – Have a good Thursday afternoon!
A warm front is approaching today, and that will help our temperatures to warm up a bit compared to yesterday. The skies will become cloudy or overcast, blocking out the sun most of the time, as temperatures hover in the mid-1930s.
A little snow today
Snow will be moving into Metro Detroit around lunchtime, but he’ll have a hard time getting started. The system moving towards us is deprived of moisture, and we already have dry air over southeastern Lower Michigan and southern Ontario. But, there will be an area of snow this afternoon, and all computer models point to areas north of M-59.
We should expect very light snow and snow showers in the heart of the Detroit metro area this afternoon. Our northern area has a better chance of moderate snowfall for a few hours this afternoon, producing about an inch of fast snow.
Either way, the evening commute may take a little longer. Plan a slow walk with light snow ending just after sunset.
Sunset today is at 5:05 p.m.
Christmas Eve forecast
Christmas Eve won’t be that pretty or pleasant, but temperatures do warm up until the mid-40s. Again, dry air will keep conditions mostly cloudy and not humid for most of the day. There will be a better chance of rain in the late afternoon and evening.
Christmas Day Forecast
Unfortunately, there’s a much better chance it will rain on Christmas Day here in the Metro Detroit area. The weather will be in the mid 40’s near 50 degrees, and it will be windy. The rain can be heavy at times and we will likely have a few waves of it throughout the day.
Sunday is the start of Kwanzaa and the sky conditions will be greatly improved. Temperatures will drop as the winds start to blow, so expect highs near around 40 degrees with gusty winds.
The cool air meets the incoming humidity on Monday morning, presenting a decent opportunity for fresh snow. Stay tuned.
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