DETROIT (WWJ) – Winter weather is hitting southeast Michigan and as weather forecasters predicted, the further north you go the more snow you will see.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 p.m. for Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and St. Clair counties. Snow is expected to intensify by late morning and continue through 7 p.m. Snowfall totals should range between four and eight inches, and winds will increase to about 35 miles per hour this afternoon.
The National Weather Service cancelled a Winter Storm Warning for Detroit and Ann Arbor Friday morning, but a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 1 p.m.
AccuWeather’s Dean DeVore said snow may mix with rain and sleet across Wayne County after mid-morning. Total snowfall could range from three to five inches.
WWJ’s John Bailey said travel conditions will be slow during the morning commute, and untreated roads could become hazardous.
We should get a reprieve from the snow, as WWJ-TV Chief Meterologist Jim Maddaus said we could expect to see sun this weekend and going into next week. Maddaus said it will be partly cloudy and temperatures will be in high 30s for the weekend.
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Here’s the forecast from the CBS Detroit Weather Team:
Friday – Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 23F. Winds from the NE at 5-15 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.
Friday Night – Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the West at 10-20 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight.
Saturday – Overcast. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the NW at 15-20 mph.
Saturday Night – Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 21F. Winds from the NW at 5-15 mph shifting to the NNE after midnight.
Sunday – Clear. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the ENE at 5-15 mph.
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