DETROIT (WWJ) – Winter doesn’t officially arrive for another month — but snow is on the way this weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory, in effect from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. Satuday for all of southeast Michigan.

“It will be our first snow of the season on Saturday,” said CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus. “We could see about one inch to possibly three inches here in Detroit, a little more up to our north and our west.”

Forecasters say snow will develop across the region early Saturday morning and increase in coverage and intensity by the afternoon. The heaviest snowfall rates are expected late Saturday afternoon through the evening, where snowfall totals up to or in excess of 5 inches are possible.

Temperatures will also drop below freezing Saturday night, which could make wet or snow-covered roads very slippery.

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

Friday — Sunny skies throughout the day with cloudy skies in the evening, followed by a mixture of light rain and snow overnight. High 46F. Low 32F.

Saturday — Rain and snow in the morning. Snow in the evening will give way to partly cloudy conditions overnight. High 39F. Low 24F.

Sunday — Partly cloudy. Breezy with a snow shower. High 32F. Low 19F.

Monday — Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late.  High 38F. Low 26F.

Tuesday — Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 42F. Low 28F.

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