Forecast: Snow on the way to metro Detroit

Will we break the snow record tonight?

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist

DETROIT - Get ready for another taste of winter.

My e-mail and Twitter accounts have been blowing up over the past few weeks with questions about whether we'll break our record for all-time snowiest winter season, and it's possible!

Rain and snow will develop, but quickly change to all snow and become heavy for a couple of hours, especially the farther east you live in southeast Michigan. It's going to be a high water content snow…meaning a heavy, wet snow -- so there will be some melting and compacting as it accumulates.

Right now, I expect a 1 to 3 inches snowfall across the area, with the heavier amounts to the east and the lighter amounts to the west. But will we get the 1.9 inches needed to reach 93.6 inches and tie our all-time snowiest? It's a real close call, and we'll all be watching closely! Lows near 30, with a NNW wind at 10 to 20 mph. Follow me on Twitter at @PaulGrossLocal4 -- I'll let you know the moment I get official word.

Any overnight snow should end first thing in the morning, then expect some sunshine to develop midday Tuesday. But any sun we do get will be purely cosmetic, as highs in the mid to upper 30s and a northwest wind at 15 to 25 mph will make it feel like it's in the teens all day long.

Becoming mostly clear Tuesday night. Lows in the mid 20s. **Don't forget that the Local 4 Severe Weather Safety Guide -- our half-hour special program to get you ready for the severe weather season -- airs at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. And in the show, we'll give you three trivia questions AND answers -- write those answers down, because they could win you a free weather radio! We'll tell you how to enter the contest during the show.**

Partly cloudy on Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the mid 40s on Wednesday, and approaching 60 on Thursday.

There's a chance of showers on Good Friday, with highs in the upper 50s.

As long as Friday's showers end by dawn Saturday, the weekend should start off with a dry day, and highs in the upper 50s.

It's a bit of a nebulous weather pattern for Easter Sunday but, right now at least, plan for a chance of showers. I'll need another couple of days before I can start getting more comfortable with the forecast for the holiday weekend. Highs in the upper 50s.

Metro Detroit looking to break 1881 snow record

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