Cold Sunday with on and off snow showers
Updated On: Dec 22 2013 04:54:14 AM EST
Sunday morning was frigid and a fresh 4 to 7 inches of new snow fell. Temps were in the teens, which made it tougher for chemicals and salt to melt any snow or ice from overnight. Many walkways and secondary roads will be slippery for traveling.
By Sunday brunch and the early afternoon, scattered snow showers developed across Detroit and Southeast Michigan. Though it's unlikely to make a complete mess of everything again, it remains a good idea to shovel or snow blow sidewalks and driveways; making a path for mail carriers.
Sunday afternoon highs will remain well below freezing and, thus, well below average in the low 20s. Snow showers have lingered into the late afternoon and will continue into the evening.
Believe it or not, even colder air will penetrate Southeast Michigan on Sunday night. The thermometer plummets to the single digits with wind chills below zero for students and workers Monday morning. Monday afternoon will offer a few more on-and-off flakes with highs in the upper teens. It will still be slippery for football fans traveling back and forth to Ford Field for the Detroit Lions-Baltimore Ravens game.
Tuesday will have a few more snow showers and afternoon highs in the 20s following morning lows in the teens.
Wednesday and Thursday will be excellent car wash days due to sunnier skies. It will remain cold with temps in the upper 20s and low 30s.
Friday will be above freezing during the day with highs in the upper 30s and a possibility of chilly rain.
Winter begins with the winter solstice at 12:11pm ET, Saturday. It will be the day with the shortest amount of daylight. The good news is that the time of daylight increases until the summer solstice in June.
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