Light snow in forecast for parts of SE Michigan

Sanilac County will be under Winter Storm Watch


DETROIT – There is snow in the forecast, but most of us will miss it.

Temperatures are actually warming up from our cooler start to the week. 

Tonight, after evening showers wrap up, we’ll be cloudy and mainly dry through the rest of the night. Overnight lows will drop to the mid 40s.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Sanilac County from noon Wednesday to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, rain and snow will start well north of Detroit in the morning, mainly north of I-69. Precipitation will gradually spread south through the day, but will be all rain for the majority of us. Snowfall should be confined to Sanilac County, but amounts should be only around 1 inch. Occasional freezing rain may lead to some minor ice accumulation there as well. 

As warmer air continues to move in above the surface through the evening, even Sanilac County will see precipitation become all rain. Afternoon high temperatures will rise to the upper 40s throughout Metro Detroit, with colder temperatures toward the Thumb. 

Thursday, rain will continue through much of the day. There may be a few rumbles of thunder in the morning, but just scattered showers afterward, from sunup to sundown. Don’t be surprised to see a few snowflakes mix in as the system exits in the evening, but they accumulate.  High temperatures will get to the mid 50s.

We’ll start the Easter weekend dry. Temperatures will hit the low-and-mid 40s Friday, mid 50s on Saturday, and low 50s on Easter Sunday.  Right now, we’ve got at least a chance of rain on Sunday.

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