DETROIT (WWJ) – Storms brought heavy snow to parts of southern Michigan overnight, leaving thousands of residents and businesses without power.
The National Weather Service reports up to 9.5 inches of snow in the Lansing area and about six inches in the Saginaw and Howell areas. The Port Huron area received about four inches of snow while the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas had three inches. On the western end, snow totals in the Battle Creek area were at 5.5 inches, while Kalamazoo had about four inches. Some areas near Detroit received up to three inches of snow while others saw just a dusting.
Snowy conditions called for a hazardous morning commute, with several spin-outs and multiple-car accidents reported. Michigan State Police dispatchers told WWJ they received “a ton of calls” about accidents on area freeways as a result of the snow.
The Southfield Freeway also remained closed at Outer Drive in Allen Park after water flooded the road on Tuesday making it completely impassable.
Luckily, the Metro region will have a small reprieve Wednesday, as snow showers will give way to a clearing and even a little sunshine.
Forecast details from the WWJ Weather Team:
Wednesday- Partly sunny. Highs 38 to 42. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday Night - Mostly clear. Lows 22 to 26. Light and variable winds.
Thursday – Mostly sunny. Highs 39 to 43. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night – Partly cloudy until 1 am…then mostly cloudy. A chance of light snow. Lows 28 to 32. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.
Friday – Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of light snow showers in the morning…then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs 34 to 38. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph…becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of snow 20 percent.
Friday Night – Mostly clear. Lows 22 to 26.
Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for traffic and weather reports around the clock on the 8s.
**Sign up for severe weather text alerts: Text STORM to 95001.
For a daily weather forecast alert: Text FORECAST to 95001.**