Accumulating snow chances and near-record cold this week in metro Detroit

Posted at 10:15 AM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-10 17:20:44-05

(WXYZ) — After a relatively mild weekend (still below-average temperatures), a blast of winter weather will move in beginning early Monday.

A fast-developing area of low pressure could sweep across the northern Plains Sunday into Monday; eventually moving south of Michigan and bringing us a chance of snow on Veterans Day.

The GFS and European forecast models have a consensus of snow arriving Monday. The GFS brings the snow in Monday morning with accumulating snow in the afternoon. The Euro model indicates snow arriving a little later, and accumulating Monday evening into the night. We'll wait and see if the model runs stay consistent through the weekend. Early estimates on snow are in the 1 to 4 inch range. If the low tracks farther south, that could pull some of moisture needed to for accumulating snow with it, so stay tuned.


The other story will be the cold. Temperatures may struggle to climb above freezing Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures could be near record lows Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning (upper teens), with wind chills in the single digits.

This is unusual for November. Temperatures have been running about 10° below average so far, and we may not climb back to near average temperatures until next weekend.