Winter Storm Watch: 4-8 Inches Of Snow Expected In Metro Detroit

WWJ News
February 25, 2020 - 4:15 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - The official start of Spring is less than a month away, but metro Detroit is about to get a big blast of Winter over the next couple of days.

A Winter Storm Watch goes into effect late Tuesday night and expires at 4 a.m. Thursday for all of southeast Michigan.

While AccuWeather earlier predicted metro Detroit could get up to 10 inches of snow, that estimate has been rolled back a bit to 4 to 8. 

"The latest indications are that we won't be seeing perhaps some of the high-end totals we were thinking earlier on today," WWJ AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Thompson said. "But still a snowfall enough that it's going to cause some travel issues from tonight through tomorrow, and even into tomorrow night."

Some areas may see an inch or two on the ground at daybreak, and then it looks like it will be snowing just about all day Wednesday. 

By the time it's all over: "It looks like the total accumulation could be 6 to 8 inches in some areas, but it's looking more and more like some of us will see less than that," Thompson said. 

The bulk of the snowfall is expected to fall during the afternoon Wednesday, with the heaviest snowfall occurring during the evening commute. Drivers should expect expect slushy to snow-covered and slippery roads that may turn icy as the wind and the cold kick in Wednesday night. 

Temperatures will drop overnight Wednesday, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeVore, and produce Real Feel temperatures in the single digits by daybreak.

"It will be windy and very cold," DeVore said. "Thursday will be a mess with blowing snow, snow showers falling from the sky, flurries, upper 20s."

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