DETROIT – We start our Friday with cloudy skies and only a few very light flakes around.
We should see some breaks in the clouds by late morning or early afternoon, and maybe even get partly cloudy for a few hours.
This afternoon’s highs should bounce back in the mid-1930s (2 degrees Celsius), with winds hitting south at 5 to 10 mph. As long as we get sunshine this afternoon, it should be a pretty pleasant day.
Today’s sunrise is at 7:57 AM and today’s sunset is at 5:03 PM
The sky will quickly turn cloudy on Friday evening, with lows in the upper 1920s (-2 degrees Celsius). South winds from 7 to 12 mph.
Light snow develops on Saturday morning, and then light rain and snow is possible in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 1930s (3 to 4 degrees Celsius).
Light rain and snow are possible on Saturday evenings, with lows in the low to mid 1930s (0 to 1 degree Celsius).
If you read my article yesterday I discussed a change of the forecast on Sunday as the computer models are now taking a top level disturbance from the southwest and phasing it with the top level disturbance related to the weak cold front that traverses the state.
Well, this morning’s models have returned to where they were two days ago, now keeping the two faults separate. As such, the cold front seems to be progressive again (meaning it is moving steadily east, rather than slowing down and slowing down), so I think we’ll keep Sunday mainly dry albeit cloudy, with high temperatures again in the upper 30s (4 degrees). Celsius).
It seems that a modest weather system will again give a chance of light rain and snow on Monday, with maximum temperatures around 40 degrees (5 degrees Celsius).
Tuesday partly cloudy, with weather peaks close to 40 degrees (5 degrees Celsius).
Mostly cloudy on Festivus (Wednesday), becoming flatulent. Those winds, however, come from a southerly direction, which should push temperatures up to the mid-1940s (7 degrees Celsius). Happy Festivus! Good luck with your strong performance and voicing your grievances …
Rain showers develop on Wednesday evening, turning to light snow at night after passing a strong cold front. If the temperature drops fast enough and we get a northeasterly wind behind the front then we get some help with Lake Huron’s lake effect, which would increase our chances of getting enough of a coating to get us a white Christmas!
Christmas Eve and Christmas Eve itself will be windy and cold, with temperatures constantly around 30 degrees (-1 degrees Celsius) during the day, with chills around 10 degrees (-12 degrees Celsius). It is not clear what exactly our wind direction will be on Thursday. If it’s a northwest wind, as one model suggests, we probably won’t get additional snow showers during the day. If more westerly winds develop, as another model suggests, some lake effect snow tires from Lake Michigan will reach the state.
Christmas Day will still be windy or windy, with our snow showers chances again depending on the wind direction, as discussed above. Highs in the mid to over twenty (-3 degrees Celsius), with chills in the single digits (-17 to -12 degrees Celsius). Merry Christmas!
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