DETROIT (WWJ) – Forecasters say it’ll start snowing overnight in Southeast Michigan — and several inches could pile up by the time it stops.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Macomb, Oakland, Livingston, Washtenaw, Genesee, Lapeer and St. Clair counties, in effect from 7 p.m. Tuesday through 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Forecasters are predicting two to four inches of snow, but say five inches are possible in some areas.
WWJ AccuWeather Meteorologist John Feerick says much of metro Detroit will get a fresh coating of about an inch or two Tuesday night, with snow showers continuing into Wednesday morning.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Drivers should be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
“There could be some slippery spots for the morning commute,” Feerick warned, adding that as temperatures rise a bit in the afternoon, some communities could see another inch of snow, while others get a slushy rain-snow mix.
Snowfall will continue Thursday, packing an additional inch or two of accumulation to the tally. On Friday, Metro Detroit will get a break from the snow, ahead of some sunshine in the forecast for Saturday.
Here are the AccuWeather forecast details:
Tuesday Afternoon: A rain or snow shower in spots. Hi 40°.
Tuesday Night: Cloudy with some snow, accumulating a coating to an inch. Lo 30°.
Wednesday: Cloudy with a couple of snow showers; afternoon snow/rain mix possible. Hi 37°.
Wednesday Night: Some evening snow with little or no accumulation; mostly cloudy
Thursday: Chilly with snow at times, accumulating an inch or two. Hi 36°
Thursday Night: A little snow in the evening, up to 1″ more. Lo 27°
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Hi 37°
Friday Night: Clear to partly cloudy. Lo 22°
Saturday: Sunshine and patchy clouds. Hi 39°
Saturday Night: Mainly clear. Lo 23°
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