Metro Detroit weather: A few flakes today, more snow this weekend
DETROIT – As expected, Thursday night snow has been mostly inconsequential across the area. Light snow will develop for some of us, especially south, late at night. Highs Saturday in the low 20s (-6 degrees Celsius), and lows Saturday night back down into the single digits (-13 degrees Celsius). There could be some light snow on Monday. Tuesday snow storm outlookThe models disagree greatly on Tuesday’s storm.
Metro Detroit weather: Serious snowfall possible next week
Highs Saturday in the low 20s (-6 degrees Celsius), and lows Saturday night back down into the single digits (-13 degrees Celsius). Highs in the upper teens (-8 to -7 degrees Celsius). Tuesday snow storm outlookThe models disagree greatly on Tuesday’s storm. AdWe don’t get snow amounts from the UKMET model, but its surface pattern looks more like the ECMWF’s. So right now, plan on some serious shoveling on Tuesday, although the details won’t become more certain until later this weekend.
Live weather radar: Snow in Michigan
DETROIT – A powdery trace to two or more inches of snow will fall by the end of breakfast Sunday morning. Track the live radar in the video player above. Have a smart TV? Watch the weather radar on your TVIf you have a smart TV (Apple, Roku, etc. ), you can go to the WDIV Local 4 Detroit channel and stream the live weather radar right there on your TV.
Live weather radar: Snow in Michigan
DETROIT – Snow is headed for Metro Detroit once again. Track live radar in the video player above. Have a smart TV? Watch the weather radar on your TVIf you have a smart TV (Apple, Roku, etc. ), you can go to the WDIV Local 4 Detroit channel and stream the live weather radar right there on your TV.
It’s snow laughing matter -- MDOT asks residents to help name snowplows
DETROIT – The Michigan Department of Transportation announced Sunday it will start naming its snowplows to add a personal touch to the Mi Drive map. To see each snowplow’s name, visit the Mi Drive map here and activate the MDOT snowplow tracker map layer. Current snowplow names were chosen from hundreds of suggestions and include Plowasaurus Rex, Winter Snowdier, Sir Salts-A-Lot, Snowboni and -- of course -- Plowy McPlowface. MDOT is hopeful to name each of the more than 250 MDOT plows statewide in the near future. Don’t get cold feet and submit your plow names here.
Michigan winter weather advisory: Several inches of snow expected Monday-Tuesday
Snowfall totals expectedAs far as total snowfall is concerned, there will be a steady gradient of diminishing snow totals from east to west. Here’s how I see those totals breaking down:The far east side should receive 2 to 4 inches of total snow. Remember that the Local4Casters weather app has everything you need to prepare you for the two days ahead -- including live radar and a road conditions product. If you’re one of the few who doesn’t have the nation’s best weather app, what are you waiting for? Highs will generally be near 40 degrees (4 to 5 degrees Celsius), with lows generally in the mid to upper 20s (-4 to -2 degrees Celsius).
‘Heart attack snow’ coming: When shoveling becomes dangerous
This weekend’s mix of heavy snow and rain will create a heavy, dangerous sludge of snow in your yard. (4-8 inches of snow expected Saturday)Depending on your age and health history, you may want to stay away from trying to shovel this type of snow, also known as “heart attack snow,” and for good reason. Each year, shoveling snow sends more than 11,000 people to the hospital. These include anyone who:Is in poor physical conditionHas a history of heart disease, including heart attacks, heart failure and strokeHas hypertension or diabetesThe greatest population at risk: those who are recovering from a heart attack or being treated for heart failure. When under high physical stress, the plaque can rupture and cause a heart attack — even if it was not significantly blocking the artery.