Serious Snowfall To Follow Flooding
DETROIT (WWJ) - A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect as Tuesday’s flooding rain changes to wet snow, with one to three inches expected by morning.
A flood watch remains in effect for the Metro Detroit area through Tuesday evening.
It’ll be windy and cold Tuesday night, as the rain changes to wet snow before morning. Total snow accumulation is expected to be 1-3 inches in and around most of Metro Detroit; 3-6 inches in the outlying northern and western suburbs. Temperatures will fall to as low as 30 degrees.
This wintry weather will come following a full day downpour that left some Detroit area neighborhoods under anywhere from six inches up to several feet of flood water. (More on this here).
The Southfield freeway remains closed in both directions at Outer Drive due to water over the road, and was not expected to reopen anytime soon. - (More on our traffic page)
Forecast details from the WWJ Weather Team:
Tuesday Night - Breezy. Cloudy with rain and snow. Accumulations around 1 inch. Lows 30 to 34. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Wednesday – Partly sunny. Highs 39 to 43. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts to 30 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night – Mostly clear. Lows 23 to 27. West winds 5 to 15 mph…becoming light and variable after midnight.
Thursday – Mostly sunny. Highs 38 to 42. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night – Partly cloudy with a slight chance of light snow showers. Lows 27 to 31. Chance of snow 20 percent.
Friday – Partly sunny with a chance of snow showers. Highs 34 to 38. Lows 21 to 25. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Saturday – Partly sunny. Highs 35 to 39. Partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers overnight. Lows 28 to 32.
Sunday – Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Highs 37 to 41. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night. Lows 29 to 33.
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