First substantial snow fall expected in metro Detroit Saturday

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The dreaded (to some folks!) four letter word is back in our vocabulary and will be on the ground soon!

Here’s what you can expect.  As of Friday evening, the Winter Storm Watch has been downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory, still in effect for the same time frame:  5 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Saturday.  In advance of the storm, clouds are increasing this evening in Metro Detroit.

Cold air will be in place with anticipated low temperatures around 30 degrees.
Snow is expected to begin after 3 a.m. accumulating on the grassy surfaces. 

Measurable snow will depend on the storm track with the bulk of the heaviest snow to our North and West of the city where colder air will be in place.  Think Saginaw, Flint, Jackson or Lansing with accumulations in the 3” to 6” range.

For Mt. Clemens, Novi, Troy and Ann Arbor, amounts could range from 1”-3” accumulation. 

Folks to our South and East, (I’m talking to you Monroe, Flat Rock, Wyandotte, Grosse Ile, Windsor and including Detroit)will see considerably less due to a rain snow mix.

All precip should taper off by the Saturday evening with light snow wrapping around the departing Low on Sunday morning.
Of course, if Low pressure takes a different track, the forecast could change. 

But no worries, the Weather Authority team will be watching.  Ready to update you with the latest,  also you can get updates anytime with our Weather Authority App.
Be safe if you’re traveling and oh yes, if you’re heading to Columbus, Ohio for the Michigan State-Ohio State game, you’ll run into rain. Temperatures there will be in the 50s. Go Sparties!