Snow is returning to Metro Detroit but temper your frustration

Please don't freak out. May is next week but, yes, snow is possible in southeast Michigan - but it's not going to be what you think of a winter snow storm.

Here's the breakdown: Thursday night/Friday morning's rain showers are gone but temps are a bit chillier. Much chillier.

While the skies finally clear out a bit, the wind will blow and blow and it's going to make it feel even colder. So, while it's upper 40s, low 50s, the winds out of the north/northwest are going to hit about 35 MPH, so it will feel colder.

As for snow, the system out west is over the Dakotas and Nebraska right now but it's taking aim for us. It's expected to be a rain-snow mix Saturday night into Sunday. 

The highest totals are going to be north of Detroit, basically between I-96 and I-69. How much? Well - it's not going to be your standard kind of measurement. So while the National Weather Service is forecasting 4 to 5 inches of snow, that doesn't mean it will be 4 to 5 inches of measurable snow on the ground when the system is done. 

It could result in some accumulation of snow on the grassy surfaces - but your driveway, sidewalk, streets? Those are going to be fine. We LITERALLY cannot stress that enough. 

So if you've already put away your snow can leave them put away. It's just going to be wet.

Plus, it will be 60 on Sunday so whatever does accumulate will quickly melt away.

Then next week it's going to cooler with highs only in the 50s and a chance of rain basically every day. 

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