When Will It Snow In Metro Detroit?

By Christy Strawser
CBS Detroit Managing Editor
Snow sprinkled a white glow over Petoskey and Harbor Springs in northern Michigan Friday morning.

So, is it heading here?

“I’m not expecting snow at all,” said WWJ-TV Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus. “I’m expecting temperatures near 50 degrees both Saturday and Sunday, with a slight chance of rain Saturday.”

It wouldn’t be unheard of for metro Detroit to have a snowfall this early, Madaus added.

“We’ve had snow as early as October 6, and the earliest real snowstorm we’ve had was Dec. 1, 1974, when we got 19.2 inches,” Madaus said.

He predicts winter 2001/12 is going to be a memorable one, with lower temperatures and more snow than usual.

But the white stuff isn’t going to start flying around here anytime soon. 

“Certainly not in the next seven days,” Madaus said. “If you’re in the mood for snow, go to Denver.”

Get up-to-the-minute weather anytime on the weather page at CBS Detroit.com.


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