DETROIT (WJBK) - If you thought your drive to work on Wednesday was a challenge, boy do we have some bad news. Friday is going to be rough on the way to work and the home.
We already have five inches of snow on the ground but a whole more is coming on Friday. Looking at our long range models, this storm could provide some seriously scary amounts of snow. Since it's still a day and a half away, we're waiting until the storm moves closer to provide those numbers. We want to prepare you, not scare you.
A winter storm watch is already in place for all of southeast Michigan until 7 p.m. Friday. Here's why: a snow storm is headed straight for Metro Detroit and southeast Michigan and this one looks to be one of the biggest we've had all year.
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The system could bring six inches or more to most of Detroit and southeast Michigan. The two systems we've had this week have been quick clippers that have dumped 2 to 3 inches of snow. But Friday's isn't like that.
Friday's storm will move in around 3 a.m. and is a slow mover. It will basically park itself right over southeast Michigan, predominantly south of the Metro, and dump several inches of snow on the ground before it finally moves east in the afternoon.
The heaviest snow should be falling between sunrise to mid-afternoon but the snow won't stop until midnight. That's right - this is basically a 24-hour storm.
Buckle up, stay warm, and pack extra water - you might need it.