School’s out: Ann Arbor Public Schools students given ‘virtual snow day’ Tuesday

People are seen sledding at Huron Hills Golf Course on Dec. 14, 2017 in Ann Arbor. (Meredith Bruckner)

ANN ARBOR – Remember snow days?

In a time when students remain in virtual classrooms, a snow day might not be as glamorous as it once was.

Still, students in Ann Arbor Public Schools are in luck because Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Kerr Swift has declared Tuesday a snow day.

Students can take a break from their screens and enjoy some fresh powder -- there will be lots of it.

Snow totals from the overnight storm are expected to exceed half a foot across Southeast Michigan, with some areas getting up to 10 inches. Add that to existing snow from previous disturbances and that’s a whole lot of snow.

Live weather radar: Winter storm warning in effect for Metro Detroit until noon Tuesday

Expect to see another 2-4 inches Thursday afternoon through Friday when another storm rolls in.

Until then, enjoy the snow and remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing in crowded areas. Those sledding hills might get busy.