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Metro Detroit weather: What to expect as season’s first major snowstorm continues

DETROIT – The Veterans Day snowstorm in Metro Detroit isn’t done yet.

We’ll have to deal with snow through the evening commute. Most of us will see the accumulation come to an end by late evening. The exception will be the North Zone, where lake-effect snow bands will persist.

Forecast snow end time

This might be the earliest snowstorm in Detroit history. Monday’s snow will likely break the daily record of 4.1 inches set back in 1984, and it might swamp the earliest snowstorm mark of 5.6 inches from Nov. 6, 1951.

When it’s finally over, we’re expecting many spots to have around 6 inches of snow. North Zone spots that see additional lake-effect bands Monday night will see totals approaching 12 inches. A few isolated spots will even top that mark. Those higher totals should be confined to Sanilac County and near the shoreline.

We will go from record snow to near-record cold. We’re in a 48+ hour stretch of below-freezing temperatures. Lows will be in the teens Tuesday and Wednesday morning. That will be near a record Tuesday, but likely tie the lowest mark Wednesday.

Near-record lows

We’ll get another burst of snow Wednesday night into Thursday. That will be peanuts compared to what we’re dealing with Monday. Expect only an inch or less of accumulation.

Temperatures will moderate somewhat by the end of the week. We’ll still be nowhere near normal for November, but at least lows will come out of the teens.

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