DETROIT (WWJ) – Metro Detroit is in for yet another bitterly cold night — with temperatures dipping down to the low single-digits to around zero degrees.

Hopefully, Thursday will be the last day this winter that we spend in the mid-teens.  That’s according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Eric Wilhelm, who says the cold won’t be quite as harsh as we head into Friday. Southeast Michigan can expect a windy, but slightly warmer weekend on the way, with just a little snowfall in the forecast.

Here’s the Forecast:

Thursday Night: Clear during the evening. Partly cloudy overnight. A chance of flurries overnight. Lows 2 below to 4 above. Light and variable winds.

Friday: Partly sunny through mid morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered light snow showers late. Highs 22 to 26. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Scattered light snow showers. Lows 19 to 23. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 29 to 33. Lows 24 to 28.

Sunday:  Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow showers. Highs 35 to 39.  Lows 28 to 32.

Feeling the winter blues? There is some good news.

AccuWeather forecasters say  big warm-up is on its way next week, and chances of another cold blast as widespread and long-lasting as the current one are slim to none for the rest of the winter. In addition, the warm-up will also allow a tremendous amount of the nation’s snow to melt.

After the latest storm to hit the U.S. finishes pushing through this week, Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity estimates that roughly 60 percent of the country will be covered with snow. By late next week, he says this percentage will be reduced to about 25.

As we continue into February, Chief Long Range Forecaster Joe Bastardi says Michigan could see temperatures hitting a least, if not surpassing, the 50-degree mark.

For the most up-to-date forecast, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 for Traffic and Weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s, 24- hours a day. Check out our Weather Page.


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