DETROIT (WWJ) – Metro Detroit is about to get hit with a blast of wintry weather.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4 a.m. Sunday morning through 4 a.m Monday for Genesee, Lenawee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.
Forecasters say a long duration of light to moderate snowfall will affect the entire region, leaving behind accumulations between seven and 10 inches by late Sunday night.
Light snow is expected to being falling between 5 and 9 a.m. Sunday, with the highest intensity snow expected early in the evening. The moisture content of the snow will also increase during the course of the afternoon and evening, forecasters say.
Roads will likely become snow-covered and slick, impacting travel across the area. If you have to drive, make sure to leave early to afford for any traffic delays.
Heavier bursts of snow could lead to visibility of one mile or less. The potential also exists for quick accumulation of snowfall on area roadways.
Snow should taper off by the Monday morning rush hour with temperatures around or just above freezing.
Many cities within the WWJ Listener area, including Lincoln Park, Canton, Plymouth, Clawson, Eastpointe, Aubrun Hills, Trenton, Garden City, Inkster, Woodhaven, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Farmington and Rockwood have announced Snow Emergencies which means parked vehicles must be immediately removed from city streets for the safety and well being of the citizens of the community.
Vehicles parked on city streets may be subject to towing twelve hours after the emergency weather declaration. Any vehicles constituting a hazard; disabled, abandoned or parked in traveled portions of roadways, may be immediately towed.
Check with your city or township to find out if there is a snow emergency in your area.
Here’s the local forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team:
Sunday — Cloudy with snow, tapering off overnight. High 31F. Low around 30F.
Monday — Cloudy. High 33F. Low 21F.
Tuesday — Clouds giving way to sun. High 28F. Lows in the single digits.
Wednesday — Snow showers early. High 18F. Low around 2F.