Winter-like weather coming for the weekend
It will feel more like December than November this weekend with temperatures struggling to get to the high 30s, weather experts said Friday.
A cold blast is expected to put Metro Detroit in the 30s during the day and the 20s at night with light snow showers in the Metro region and scant accumulation.
"It's going to look winter-like," said meteorologist Steven Freitag of the National Weather Service in White Lake Township. "We're going to have a big cold blast come in for this weekend."
On Friday, Metro Detroit may get one to two inches of snow but "that's just predominately on the grassy surfaces so roads really shouldn't be an issue, especially during the daylight hours," Freitag said. It's Lake Michigan effect snow, he added.
The high for Friday will be 39 degrees with lows dipping around 24. On Saturday, expect more snow showers with the high near 37 and the low temperature at 25 degrees, with the same 37-degree high for Sunday and the low near 29 degrees.
Snow showers will continue through the weekend for northern lower Michigan as well as Upper Michigan.
By Sunday in Metro Detroit, it should be dry but cold, Freitag said,. And that freezing pattern will continue into the beginning of next week, he said.
"November is typically a transition month," he said. "I'm not ready to say winter's arrived because we can still warm up for the end of the month."
Extended forecast for Metro Detroit
Saturday: Breezy and cloudy. High of 38 degrees, low of 23.
Sunday: Cloudy with a high of 38 degrees, low of 30.
Monday: A chance for snow or flurries with a high of 39 degrees, low of 30.
Tuesday: Thick cloud coverage with a high of 35 degrees, low of 25.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a high of 29 degrees and a low of 23.