DETROIT (WWJ) – Metro Detroit is expecting another, even bigger blast of snow — set to strike tomorrow.
The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday, for all of Southeast Michigan, including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Livingston, Washtenaw, Lenawee, Lapeer, Monroe, Midland, Saginaw, Shiawassee and Genesee counties. It will be in effect late Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night.
Forecasters say 4 to 7 inches of snow accumulation is expected, with areas between I-94 and I-69 likely to be the hardest-hit.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant and heavy snowfall, and sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel as local roads and freeways become snow-covered.
“It’s a pretty good clipper, dropping in from central Canada,” WWJ AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Bowers said. “It’s not a big storm, but for us it’s well-placed…and we’re right in the heart of the heaviest band, here in Detroit.”
The heaviest snow is expected between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., which could make a mess of the drive home.
“I think the evening commute could be just a real miserable one here with very poor visibility, owing to the snow coming down so hard,” Bowers said.
Bowers said the snow should taper off Wednesday night.
This comes after metro Detroit got hit with the first big snowfall of the season Monday evening. Most areas got around 3 to 4 inches, with Ann Arbor reporting the highest total amount at 5.6 inches.
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