DETROIT (WWJ) – Dangerously cold wind chill temperatures are persisting in metro Detroit, despite readings that have slightly risen after a deep freeze earlier this week.
Temperatures Wednesday morning in southeast Michigan dipped below zero, with readings around -4 degrees at Metro Airport. Bitter winds are making it feel even colder though, more like 15 to 30 degrees below zero.
Many schools are closed for another day Wednesday, including all public schools in Macomb, Livingston, Monroe and Lapeer counties, as well as the entire Detroit Public Schools district. At least 30 school districts are closed in Wayne County, and another dozen are closed in Oakland County.
Forecasters say the sun will be shining Wednesday, but it won’t really warm things up as the highs won’t even reach 20 degrees. The area will see another deep freeze overnight, sending temperatures down into the single digits with a wind chill well below zero.
Metro Detroit could see another few inches of snow between Thursday and Saturday — further cementing this month as the snowiest January in the region’s history with more than 31 inches.
Here’s the local forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team:
Wednesday — Plenty of sunshine, brisk and very cold. WSW at 15 to 25 mph. High 16F.
Wednesday Night — Partly cloudy and frigid; extreme cold can be dangerous for outdoor activities late. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Low 8F.
Thursday — Mostly cloudy and breezy; a couple of snow showers in the afternoon. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. High 25F.
Thursday Night — A little snow at times, accumulating a coating to an inch. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Low 23F.
Friday — Mostly cloudy, breezy and cold. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. High 29F.
Friday Night — Cloudy with some light snow. Winds light and variable. Low 19F.
Saturday — Cloudy with snow accumulating 1-3 inches. Winds light and variable. High 28F.
Saturday Night — Snow in the evening will become lighter overnight. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Low 16F.
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