How Much Are We Really Going To Get? Here's The Update On The Snow Situation

WWJ News
February 26, 2020 - 4:12 pm

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - Estimates have ranged from 1 inch to as much as a foot, depending on who you ask. So, now that we're in it, how much snow can we really expect?

Here's the update as of Wednesday evening in metro Detroit.

After a lull around the lunch hour, snow showers picked back up and started to bring the accumulation everybody's been talking about

Numerous spin-out crashes were being reported during Wednesday's afternoon commute. Drivers should use caution. 

"Yeah, the snow is already beginning to fill in again, and it's going to become steadier as we head through the afternoon and continue into the evening hours," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Kerry Schwindenhammer.

It's not yet very clear whether a Snow Day for hundreds of schools was necessary. (Check the early snow totals HERE).

In general, Schwindenhammer said, most people in metro Detroit can expect to see around 3 to 6 inches of accumulation, however: "There will be some spots that get locally higher amounts." 

All of Southeast Michigan remains under a Winter Weather Advisory until midnight Wednesday.

The primary concern at this point is what's going on on the roads. By mid-afternoon, tipsters began calling WWJ reported spotty slick conditions across the metro area. 

"Some of those treated roads out there are probably wet and slushy, but some secondary and neighborhood roads could be a little bit slippery at time as we head into the evening hours...and as the wind picks upm visibility will become poor,"  Schwindenhammer said. "So keep in mind the potential for icy spots — especially when the temperature is near freezing now, and will drop below freezing overnight tonight down to 20." 

It will stay blustery overnight ahead of a windy and very cold Thursday, with flurries and even another heavy snow shower expected. Thursday morning's commute could be a slick one, too. Looking ahead to Friday, AccuWeather says it will be mainly cloudy, brisk and cold, with a leftover flurry possible. Check out the complete forecast at this link

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