Winter Weather Advisory issued for Tuesday across SE Michigan

DETROITWinter Weather Advisory in effect overnight through the day on Tuesday for all of southeast Michigan.

Just when we got rid of the remnants of our last snow storm, another one is waiting in the wings. This one won’t last nearly as long or produce as much snow, but it will have a big impact on at least one commute.

Tonight, gusty winds up to 45 mph in the evening, will diminish overnight. Clouds will increase, too. We’ll stay dry until after midnight, when a quick burst of snow will roll through parts of the area. Don’t expect much in the way of accumulation… a coating to an inch at the most. Overnight lows will drop to the mid 20s.

Tuesday, the morning commute will be minimally affected by this next system. There may be a bit of snow around, but the bulk of it will fall after lunch. Also, we could see some freezing rain and sleet mixing in with the snow south of Detroit. Temperatures will rise to the low 30s in the afternoon.  Almost all of our accumulation will fall between noon and midnight.  With some of the heavier snow coming during the afternoon drive.   Here’s our forecast for total accumulation:

Even if we see all snow, the speed of the system will keep accumulations under 7 inches.

We’ve got a couple more clipper systems, Thursday and Saturday, that will put down an inch or so of snow.  Temps will be on the cold side of average this week, but some more early spring numbers are waiting for us next week.  Check out the 10 Day Forecast for the balmy details.

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