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Forecast: First ‘Sticking’ Snow On The Way

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SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Ready or not, the first accumulating snow of the season is coming.

“The chilly weather is here and, eventually, it might be cold enough for some snow,” reported WWJ AccuWeather Meteorologist Eric Wilhelm.

Not quite yet, though.  Forecasters are predicting a cloudy afternoon with some rain Monday night and into Tuesday night. A Flood Watch is in effect for portions of Southeast Michigan from 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday morning.

But, after a soggy Tuesday, things could get interesting, according to WWJ-TV Chief Meterologist Jim Madaus.

“The system will pull colder air in behind it and the rain will change to snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning,” said Madaus. “We could see anywhere from a half inch to around two inches here.  The heavier snow will fall north and west of Detroit.”

Stay ahead of the weather. Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 during traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s, 24 hours a day.

Here’s the complete forecast from the WWJ Weather Team:

Monday night - Cloudy with rain. Lows 37 to 41. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Tuesday – Breezy…rain. Highs 44 to 48. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Tuesday Night – Cloudy. Rain in the evening…then rain and snow after midnight. Accumulations of an inch or more possible. Lows 33 to 37. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph…becoming southwest 5 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Wednesday – Partly sunny. A chance of rain and snow showers in the morning. Highs 38 to 42. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Lows 24 to 28 overnight.

Thursday – Mostly sunny. Highs 36 to 40. Partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers overnight. Lows 26 to 30. Chance of snow 30 percent.

Friday – Partly sunny with a chance of snow showers. Highs 34 to 38.  Lows 20 to 24. Chance of snow 30 percent.

Get the weekend forecast and more details at this link.

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