Snow Showers, Strong Winds Possible In Metro Detroit Halloween Night

WWJ News
October 29, 2019 - 7:35 am

(WWJ) If you've been enjoying the delightful fall weather, don't get used to it.

Forecasters say cooler, stormy conditions are expected all across Michigan this week. And to top it off, it could snow in metro Detroit on a gusty Halloween night. 

AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Bowers says temperatures says temperatures will drop quickly as a front moves in. 

"This is gonna be another storm that's going to be forming down in the lower Mississippi valley, and running up toward Lake Erie in the latter part of the week," AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Bowers said. "So initially we've got relatively mild conditions, but after it goes by we're gonna have a howling wind for awhile and a change into some much colder weather."

Metro Detroiters enjoyed one more warmish day Tuesday, with a high of around 60 degrees and just some spotty rain.

"Then it starts to get wet Wednesday," Bowers said, "...with periods of rain Wednesday, Wednesday night and Thursday. And over that two-day period it's going to be a pretty good soaking. Temperatures much of the time will be in the 40s, so kinda raw."

It'll be windy and wet on Halloween, Bowers said, with snow a possibility. 

"It's Thursday night as the storm as pulling out of there that the wind really picks up," he said. "As a matter of fact. we could see some damaging winds gusts over 50 mph Thursday night, and even the rain ending in some wet snow showers as we get down close to freezing." 

AccuWeather forecast maps show snow is even more likely during trick-or-treating in areas west and north of metro Detroit. 

In the nearer-term, take note if you're headed Up North: Accumulating snow fell across much of west and central Upper Michigan Monday night, according to the National Weather Service in Marquette, making for some slippery travel on Tuesday. 

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