Detroit – Our forecast is a little more active as we head towards the Christmas holidays. Expect a slight extension, and then reduce to a big chill next weekend.
Wednesday evening with snow cover and very little.
We will see some more snowfall in places on Thursday, but less than we saw on Wednesday. No accumulation was expected.
It is likely to return on Saturday afternoon following some showers. It will, at the very least, accumulate, if any. As we progress through these opportunities, the temperature will become slightly milder.
The normal high is in the mid-30s and we couldn’t get there for the second day in a row on Wednesday.
Thursday will bring two more degrees, but that day will still be a natural end.
The top 30s will arrive on Friday. Then, on both weekdays we finally touch 40 degrees. The maximum will be 40 degrees in the first half of next week, followed by a big chill as Santa’s snow-covered vehicle approaches.
Christmas is now less than 10 days away. Obviously, this does not, so far, reduce numbers and time. But the general pattern shows good agreement in our long-distance model set: cold.
Temperature is the most reliable forecast parameter to look at over seven days, and if this system works, we will spend the whole of December 25 on teenagers.
In addition, it appears that we can see strong winds, which will keep the cooling of the air in single digits. There’s a good chance of seeing some lake-effect snowfall on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but it’s still in the air as to whether it will be enough to qualify as a white Christmas (December 25 at 7 a.m. 1 inch).
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