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Deep Freeze Settles Over Metro Detroit

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DETROIT (WWJ) - Another round of frigid air has made its way into Metro Detroit, with wind chills making temperatures feel well below zero.

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather warning Tuesday for much of Michigan. The high in Metro Detroit will be just 8 degrees, but once the wind chill is factored in, it will actually feel more like 6 degrees below zero.

The bone-chilling weather is expected to hang around for at least a week and temperatures won’t get past 20 degrees until Saturday. However, this cold snap won’t be as severe as the recent “polar vortex,” according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeVore.

“The last one was very intense and much colder air came down but it departed fairly quickly,” DeVore said. “This one is not quite as cold, but it’s going to last longer.”

Snowfall will hold off until the weekend, when about 2 to 4 inches of accumulation is expected Saturday night through Sunday morning.

Here’s the local forecast from the CBSDetroit weather team:

TUESDAY NIGHT – Frigid with increasing clouds; extreme cold can be dangerous for outdoor activities. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Low -2F.

WEDNESDAY – Cloudy skies; frigid. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. High 13F.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT – Considerable cloudiness and frigid with a snow shower. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%. Low 6F.

THURSDAY – Frigid with intervals of clouds and sunshine. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. High 13F.
THURSDAY NIGHT – Clear and frigid; extreme cold can be dangerous for outdoor activities late. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Low -2F.

FRIDAY – Variably cloudy, snow showers possible; windy, frigid; extreme cold can be dangerous in the morning. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. High 17F.
FRIDAY NIGHT – Cloudy. Light snow likely after midnight, with little or no accumulation. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Low 14F.

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