DETROIT – Metro Detroit counties are under a winter weather advisory through 3 p.m. Wednesday.
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The following counties are under the advisory:
- Lapeer County
- Livingston County
- Macomb County
- Oakland County
- Saint Clair County
- Washtenaw County
- Wayne County
- Sanilac County
According to the Local 4 meteorologists, there will be heavier bands of snow late Tuesday night and overnight as the cold and back side of this storm moves through. Some snow squalls are possible overnight and through the morning hours for all of southeastern Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario making travel tricky here and there.
According to the National Weather Service, a quick burst of moderate to briefly heavy snow producing around an inch of accumulation is expected between 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday as colder air moves into the area. Lake effect snow will then fill in after midnight and continue into Wednesday morning.
Snow accumulation will be highly variable ranging from a trace to 2 inches during this time. Heavier showers will lead to roads becoming rapidly snow-covered and visibilities will be highly variable. Wind gusts of 40 to 45 MPH will lead to areas of blowing snow Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Monroe County is under a wind advisory until 3 p.m. Wednesday but has not been included in the winter weather advisory.