‘Bitterly cold’ temps approaching Metro Detroit
Metro Detroiters who have enjoyed the warmer-than-normal season will see winter return Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory Tuesday for Michigan’s Thumb and in the Grand Rapids area.
The advisory lasts until 9 p.m. in the Thumb. In Grand Rapids, the weather notice extends to 10 a.m. Thursday.
Snow is expected to move from east to west overnight, with nighttime accumulations of up to 3 inches in the Thumb. Snow will continue on and off Tuesday and into the evening. Total snowfall could reach 7 inches with the highest amounts in Huron, Tuscola and Sanilac counties.
Snow showers are expected early in the day with a high of 34 and a low of 22 in the Detroit area. There could be accumulation of up to 2 inches of snow.
Snow will be intermittent, said National Weather Service meteorologist Steven Freitag.
Wednesday, high temps will be in the low 20s, and there could be an inch of snow in the morning. That night, lows will reach about 11 degrees. There will be flurries or isolated snow showers, Freitag said.
Thursday, high temperatures will be around 20, and lows will be around 10.
Friday should bring a high temperature in the lower 20s. Friday night, temps will be in the mid to upper single digits. Low to mid teens for highs. Saturday night, could get to 0 to 5 above in the city
Saturday might be the coldest day of 2016 by that point, Freitag said. The high could be as low as 10 degrees as an arctic front hits the area. Temps may be in the 0-5 degree range in Detroit.
“Wind chills, by end of week and into the weekend, will be below zero,” Freitag said.