Light snow dusts Metro Detroit; warmer temps coming

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Wednesday’s light snow showers will diminish as the morning goes on and should produce less than an inch of accumulation.

As January gives way to February this weekend, southeast Michigan will experience warm temperatures into the mid 40s, said Dan Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

To get there, southeast Michiganians will need to get through temperatures in the low to mid 30s this week, and a small amount of precipitation.

The snow will return overnight going into Thursday, and that accumulation should also be less than an inch, Thompson said. High temperatures will reach the low to mid 30s.

Thursday, high temperatures will reach the mid 30s, and there should be less than an inch of snowfall.

There has been less precipitation in southeast Michigan than normal this winter. Through Tuesday, the area saw 15.7 inches of snowfall, six inches less than what’s expected for that point in the winter, 21.7 inches, Thompson said.

Friday will cool down a bit, and the high should only reach about 30. It will be partly cloudy, and no snow is expected.

Saturday’s high temperatures should be too warm for snow. Both Saturday and Sunday are expected to reach the mid 40s in the last days of January, a month where the average high temperature in this area is 32. While Saturday should be fairly dry, Sunday brings the chance of rain showers.

Detailed forecast

Wednesday: A chance of snow showers before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

Thursday: Snow showers likely after 8 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 35.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 28.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 45.