DETROIT – Good Monday morning!
Today’s sunrise was at 6:46 in the morning
A cold front – the leading edge of a much colder air mass – will approach our area later today. In front of the front, the morning sunshine will raise the temperatures to nearly 60 degrees by noon. Temperatures will begin to fall in the western part of our region in the afternoon until they reach low levels by the mid-1
Sunset on Monday is at 20:20
The rains will end after the frontal crossing, so it will be dry on Monday night and temperatures will drop by mid-30 to Tuesday morning. Northwest winds will blow at 5 to 10 miles per hour.
We start our Tuesday dry, then in the afternoon there will be light rain and probably a little wet snow. The maximum values will reach only the low ones by the middle of the 40s.
Solar radiation (even with clouds) will prevent snow from accumulating during daylight hours on Tuesday. However, once we lose this radiation and the temperatures cool down on Tuesday night, we will see a change in all the snow and it can sometimes become moderate to severe. Keep in mind that the accumulation of snow will occur very quickly on the grass and raised surfaces, such as decks, interior furniture and barbecues, but will initially melt on the pavement, as the surface temperature is well above zero. Over time, snow will cool the sidewalk and mud will begin to accumulate there.
There are still some important differences in computer models, but I think I have a reasonable reference to how this will develop: The heaviest snow will fall in the southeastern half of the region, with between 3 and 5 inches of snow is expected on elevated surfaces. We won’t see as much on the pavement, but driving will still be scattered later on Tuesday night. The northwestern part of the area will see snowfall fall faster the farther northwest you go, with areas from Sanilak County through Lansing receiving very little snow.
Another important part of the forecast for Tuesday night is that low temperatures will drop to nearly 30 degrees. As I warned a few weeks ago, the early spring heat can be pleasant, but the growing season starts too early, which can be negatively affected by later frosts. And we’ll get that Tuesday night and Wednesday night.
Wednesday itself will start mostly cloudy, after which it will become cloudy with peaks in the mid-40s. Wednesday night will be mostly clear, with lows in the middle to the top 20.
Thursday mostly sunny to partly cloudy, with peaks in the low to mid-50s. Thursday night will be mostly clear, with lows in the mid-30s.
Then on Friday it will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy, with peaks in the low 60’s.
Saturday will start dry, then in the afternoon it will potentially rain. The maximum values will be close to 60 degrees.
On Sunday it will be cloudy, with a maximum of nearly 60 degrees.
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