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Forecast: Snow On The Way Friday And Saturday

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Three to six inches snow is expected to fall on Metro Detroit, beginning Friday night.

“Cold, cold, cold — and we’ve got one storm to deal with as well, which hasn’t even taken shape yet,”  said AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Bowers, Thursday evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, in effect at midnight Friday through midnight Saturday.

“The disturbance is coming out of Arizona/New Mexico, but it will put down snow from Missouri all the way to New England, eventually; and we’re included,” he said.

Bowers said we may see some flurries ahead of the storm, but the steadier, accumulating snow will begin to fall in Southeast Michigan late Friday, and continue through the day and into the night Saturday.

Motorists hitting the road Saturday morning should prepare for hazardous conditions.

The National Weather Service says roads will be snow covered and slippery, and visibilities will be reduced to as low as a half mile at times. Minor blowing and drifting snow will occur along north-south roads in open areas.

Bowers said areas down toward the Ohio border will see the most snow.

The skies are expected to clear a bit, with just some flurries falling Sunday.

Here’s the detailed forecast:

Friday: Overcast. High 27F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night: Cloudy with periods of snow after midnight. Low 21F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. About one to three inches of snow expected.

Saturday: Snow during the morning will become lighter during the afternoon. High 24F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating another 1 to 3 inches.
Saturday Night: Light snow in the evening will taper to flurries overnight. Low 17F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

Sunday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 24F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 6F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

For the up-to-the-minute weather information anytime, tune to WWJ Newsradio 950 for traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. Check the local radar and extended forecast now on our weather page.

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