Snow moving on, cold headed toward Metro Detroit

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

It’s a snowy, sloppy start to the media portion of the North American International Auto Show, but it won’t last long.

The snow that moved into the metro area Sunday night is expected to move out by about 10 a.m., leaving the rest of the week cold and dry.

“The snow should be moving out in about a couple of hours or so,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Rachel Kulik in a 7 a.m. interview from the White Lake Township station.

“Then we’ll be dry for the rest of the week. The snow moved in about 7 p.m. Sunday, and we’ve averaged two to three inches in southeastern Michigan.”

Metro area freeways were sloppy and sluggish for the Monday morning commute.

A check of the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Michigan Drive website at 7:30 a.m. showed five crashes scattered across the area, all of them minor.

The high for Monday is expected to be about 30 degrees with lows in the single digits Monday evening.

But it will be a different story on Tuesday when the expected high will only be about 14 degrees.

“We have a cold front moving in Monday night,” Kulik said. “The low for Tuesday will be about 4 below zero. Wednesday will also be cold but temperatures will rise into the mid-20s on Thursday.”

Extended forecast

Monday: Light snow until noon and then partly cloudy. Highs of 29 to 33 degrees.

Monday night: Partly cloudy with lows of 1 to 7 degrees. Wind chill down to about 8 below zero.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy early, then clearing. Highs 12 to 16.

Tuesday night: Clear with lows of 5 below to 1 above zero.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with highs of 16 to 20. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with lows of 4 to 8.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with highs of 19 to 23.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy with lows of 13 to 17.