DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A blast of cold weather is bringing a mix of spring snow and rain to Michigan.
Metro Detroiters woke up Tuesday to a coating of snow on grass and slushy roads after the weather system moved in overnight. Most areas received a dusting but conditions were worse in areas north of the city, where white-out conditions were reported for a short time.READ MORE: Michigan Public Service Commission Says The State Won't Be Affected By Gas Shortage
The National Weather Service reported four inches of snow in Pontiac, Lapeer and Armada; three inches in Clarkston and Algonac; and more than two inches of snow in Roseville.
Luckily, the snow isn’t here to stay. Warmer temperatures are to return as the week goes forward.
“After some light rain and snow, temperatures will climb into the upper 40s and close to 50 in some areas,” said CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus. “Tomorrow morning we’ll have warmer temperatures rolling into the Great Lakes area and it will eventually turn sunny for Wednesday.”
The rain might return on Thursday, Madaus said, with the potential for an afternoon thunderstorm and highs around 69 degrees.
“It’s the warmest day of the week but we’ll have a chance of rain and windy conditions,” Madaus said.
Here’s the local forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team:READ MORE: Five Michigan Students Named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars
Tuesday: Cloudy with a mixture of rain and snow during the morning. Cloudy overnight. High 47F. Low 34F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 51F. Low 38F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday: Showers early then increasing winds with thundershowers later in the day. High around 70F. Low 47F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Friday: A mix of clouds and sun early. Rain and snow in the evening transitioning to snow showers late. High 54F. Low around 30F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday: Sunshine and some clouds. High near 50F. Low 33F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.
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