DETROIT (WWJ) – Metro Detroit is waking up Friday to a fresh coating of snow, and things are about to get a lot colder.
The National Weather Service said a few inches of snow fell overnight, with the highest totals of three inches of accumulation in Riverview and two inches at Detroit Metro Airport.
CBS 62’s Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus said temperatures are well below average for this time of year, with highs on Friday reaching only into the 20s.
“The snow that we got overnight, that’s pretty much over for now,” he said. “On Saturday, there will be mostly cloudy skies and we’ll also see some snow showers here.”
Scattered snow showers will bring a light dusting to the area on Saturday, but Madaus said don’t expect more than an inch of so of accumulation. Flurries will continue Sunday morning and then the real winter weather sets in.
A deep freeze will settle over the region Sunday night, with frigid lows in the single digits. Madaus said wind will likely make it feel even colder, more around zero degrees. The cold snap is expected to stick around through the week.
The sun will peak out on Monday, but the high temperatures will only reach the teens. Temperatures overnight could drop below zero and with a wind chill, it’s going to feel even colder. The cold may be intense enough to cause school closings, frozen pipes and water main breaks.
The high temperature on Tuesday is only going to be around 10 degrees, forecasters say, with low temperatures getting extremely cold and dropping below zero. We’ll see some sun on Wednesday, but it won’t be enough to warm anything up. High temperatures will be in the low-teens, dropping close to zero overnight. On Thursday, temperatures could be extreme enough to close schools, with a high around 10 degrees. Snow is expected in the evening with an overnight low in the single digits.
Here’s the local forecast from the CBSDetroit weather team:
FRIDAY — Rather cloudy with snow showers. Temperatures dropping into the 20s and holding through the day. A couple of flurries in the evening; otherwise, mostly cloudy and cold. Low 14.
SATURDAY — Mostly cloudy and cold with scattered snow showers. High 21. Some evening snow with little or no accumulation. Low 16.
SUNDAY — Variably cloudy, windy and cold with a snow shower. High 28. Mostly cloudy and frigid. Low 9.
MONDAY — Intervals of clouds and sun. High 17. Partly cloudy and frigid. Low 1 with wind chills around negative 10.
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