April in the D: Snow takes aim at Michigan

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Oh, you enjoyed that 70 degree day we had?  You thought the snow and cold were over?  Well, think again!

A strong spring weather system is on the way to Southeast Michigan and will impact us Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The chance for accumulating snow will grab everyone's attention (more on that in a second) but the bigger weather story will be the strong winds that will last into Friday.

As far as timing is concerned, rain begins around 10 Wednesday night but snow will quickly start mixing in around midnight. The snowflakes will be big, wet and could be coming down heavy. 

The snow/rain will lift south to north throughout Thursday morning, ending after the commute around 10 a.m.  During this time, we are likely to see between 1/2 and 1 inch of snow. 

It will more easily stick to grassy areas and cars than the warmer concrete, but it could still make for a slower commute Thursday morning.

There is some good news: we'll warm up to the upper 40s so it won't stay very long.

Throughout the day Thursday and Friday, the wind will get a lot stronger.  On average we are looking at sustained winds between 15-25 mph with gusts over 35 mph.  

If it's garbage day for you, keep an eye on those bins!