New Year's Eve Forecast: Early Snow, Cold Temps In Metro Detroit

Some areas in southeast Michigan could see 1-2 inches Tuesday morning.

WWJ News
December 30, 2019 - 1:21 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) -- The final day of 2019 is expected to bring snow to most of southeast Michigan.

While metro Detroit had to deal with heavy rain and fog on Sunday, and high winds and downed power lines on Monday, forecasters say there will likely be snow on the ground by the morning on New Year's Eve.

AccuWeather says rain showers are moving out of of the area, while snow showers will move in late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Some spots could see accumulation of 1-2 inches, possibly making for a bit of a slick commute.

The snow is expected to stop mid-day and the New Year's Eve night forecast looks dry, but cold. Temperatures could be in the low 30s, with wind chills around 20 degrees.

While southeast Michigan isn't expected to be hit hard with the snow, other parts of the state will likely see bigger impacts, according to the National Weather Service.

In West Michigan, some areas along Lake Michigan could receive about 6-8 inches, while the northern parts of the Lower Peninsula are expected to receive 2-4 inches. Parts of the U.P. are bracing for up to 8-16 inches of snow as the New Year approaches.

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