Metro Detroit Weather Forecast: Unseasonably Warm, Then Snow


Don’t let Thursday’s abnormally warm weather fool you.

If you haven’t already, get your puffy coats out, because by the weekend it might be snowing.

“Tomorrow won’t be terrible,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Kacan. “But today is going to be the hottest day here in a while. Highs will be in the high 70s this afternoon, and mild overnight with lows in the upper 40s.”

Normally, Kacan said, it would be in the 1950s.

Expect Friday’s highs to be in the 60s in Metro Detroit, but a cold front is on the way, bringing cold rain and even snow.

“We’ll see a big temperature change, with highs in the 40s, maybe 30s,” Kacan said, adding that he “can’t tell anybody what to do,” but it’s going to get colder, and if you want to stay warm, you may want to come prepared with winter clothes.

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The dramatic temperature change even prompted Michigan State Police to issue a warning on Twitter: “Enjoy this last day of great weather! Looks like things aren’t going to be this good for a while. Do a safe ride as always #DriveMichiganSafely! PS Be nice there!”

On Saturday, there could be rain and a few flakes, and on Sunday, snow for sure.

After the cold front passes, Kacan said, the warmest highs are expected to be in the 40s.

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