DETROIT (WWJ) – We’ve managed to make it almost to the end of the year without any real measurable snow in metro Detroit — but forecasters say that’s about to change.

The National Weather Service says southeastern Michigan could get a couple of inches of snow on by the end of the weekend, depending on the location.

“We’re looking at the potential here for perhaps a few inches of accumulation, especially on Saturday into Sunday,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Thompson. “It looks like a long duration event, at least at this point it doesn’t appear to be a very heavy snowfall but it certainly could be enough to cause some slick roads and travel issues.”

Snow seems to be the word across the state. Mid-Michigan is expected to get a few inches, and the heaviest snowfall is expected off of Lake Michigan in the northwestern Lower Peninsula and along Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula, which could see a foot of new snow over the next few days.

Aside from snow, metro Detroit is going to be dealing with some bitterly cold temperatures, according to CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus. Factor in the wind chill and it’s going to feel even colder.

“We’re jumping from highs in the mid- to upper- 20s only to the 30s here in southeast Michigan Thursday,” said Madaus. “Some areas never making it above freezing.”

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

Thursday — Cloudy with flurries or snow showers. High 31F. Low around 25F.

Friday — Sunshine and clouds mixed. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 33F. Low 22F.

Saturday — Mostly cloudy. Highs around 30F. Low 23F.

Sunday — Snow showers possible. High 31F. Low 28F.

Monday — Periods of snow. High 36F. Low 23F.

Tuesday — Snow showers. High 28F. Low 12F.

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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