DETROIT (WWJ) – Metro Detroiters will be bundling up as they usher in a new year.

The National Weather Service said up to eight inches of snow is expected to fall on southeast Michigan over the next few days.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for portions of Metro Detroit, in effect beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday until 4 a.m. Thursday.

Forecasters say light snow will begin after midnight on New Years Eve, and continue overnight.  Less than one inch of snow is expected by daybreak.

The snowfall is expected to will intensify Wednesday afternoon and accumulate another two to four inches by midnight.  The heaviest snowfall is expected south of 8 Mile Road.  Most of the accumulation will happen on Wednesday, with the heaviest snow Downriver and near the Ohio border.

Things are also going to get cold .. very cold. Temperatures from the unseasonably warm 40s over the weekend will plummet into the low 20s on Tuesday. Temperatures throughout the rest of the week will hover between 20 and 10 degrees, with some overnight lows in the single digits.

Here’s the local forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team:

Tuesday Night — Mostly cloudy and cold with a few snow showers developing late. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Low near 15F.

Wednesday — Frigid with snow at times, accumulating 1-3 inches. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. High 18F.
Wednesday Night — Scattered flurries and snow showers, accumulating an additional 1-3 inches. Low around 15F.

Thursday — Some snow flurries in the morning will give way to cloudy skies in the afternoon.  Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph. High 16F.
Thursday Night — Bitterly cold. Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Low 8F.

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