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77 Inches Of Snow Has Fallen On Metro Detroit

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A snowy Royal Oak street. (credit: Christy Strawser/CBS Detroit)

A snowy Royal Oak street. (credit: Christy Strawser/CBS Detroit)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – If you’re thinking that we’ve had more snow than usual this winter, you’re right.

The National Weather Service says, as of Tuesday morning, 77.3 inches of snow had fallen on metro Detroit.

Monday night’s storm brought three to four inches of snow to areas including Ann Arbor, Farmington and Dearborn; while there were higher totals down river and in Monroe County with Wyandotte and Dundee picking up around five inches.

In Mid-Michigan, seven inches is reported in Midland and 6 inches is on the ground near Frankenmuth.

The latest snowfall has made this the third snowiest winter ever in metro Detroit; after January was the snowiest month in Detroit history. The normal snow amount for a winter is 42.5 inches.

AccuWeather says metro Detroiters can expect a break from the snow this week — but there is some rain in the forecast.

Temperatures will inch up about freezing Tuesday afternoon, and then slip down to about 30 degrees overnight. AccuWeather Meteorologist Joe Sobel says we’ll get up t0 38 degrees. “And then we get to 40 and above Thursday! But Thursday also looks like a drizzly, rainy, foggy day,” he said.

Don’t put the parka away, though, just yet. Sobel says temperature will drop back down into the 30s on Friday, and continue the downward trend into the weekend.

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

Tuesday Night: Cloudy skies. Low 29F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 39F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy skies early will become overcast later during the night. Low 24F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: A mix of wintry precipitation in the morning. Then periods of rain expected in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 90%. Snow and ice accumulations less than one inch.
Thursday Night: Rain early followed by a mixture of wintry precipitation late. Low 34F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph.

Friday: Windy. Cloudy skies become partly cloudy in the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds WSW at 25 to 35 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low around 25F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 36F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low near 20F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy skies. High 31F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 12F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Know before you go: Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest forecast during traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. See the live, local radar now at this link.

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MORE: Forecasters: The Coming Rain Could Stress Snow-Covered Roofs

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