Weather forecast: Drizzle and mist ahead of the Veterans’ Day snow storm

3 to 5 inches by Monday night

DETROITA WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for Sanilac and St. Clair Counties from 4 a.m. ET, Monday to 5 a.m., Tuesday!

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday!

A LAKESHORE FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect for Sanilac and St. Clair Counties from now to 4 a.m. ET, Wednsday!

Welcome to Sunday evening, Motown! The Veterans’ Day snow storm will be developing overnight and on the holiday.

Temperatures get closer to freezing Sunday night, especially after midnight. So, rain will change over to snow. Areas north of Hall Road (M-59) will see the first snowflakes shortly before midnight. Detroit and the rest of Southeast Michigan will experience their first flakes between midnight and 3 a.m. ET, when many of us are asleep. It’s a good idea to spread some salt on your driveway and walkway before going to bed.

By dawn, Veterans’ Day, Monday, many areas will have a half inch to an inch of snow on the ground.

Veterans’ Day, Monday, will be snowy and slippery. Slippery, snowy roads and sidewalks will make travel treacherous and trick road. Use extra caution while driving and factor in an extra 30 to 60 minutes on trips. Daytime temps will be at or below freezing (32 degrees). Scattered light and moderate snow showers will dominated the day.

By noon-time, 2 to 3 inches of new snow will have fallen in most of the region. By the end of the afternoon drive and Monday night, 3 to 5 inches will be common across the Detroit area. From Detroit to Ann Arbor north to Livingston County, Pontiac and Mount Clemens, 3 to 4 inches is possible. North of Hall Road, in northern Oakland and northern Macomb Counties, 4 to 5 inches is possible. South of I-94, in Lenawee and Monroe Counties, 3 to 5 inches is possible. Neighborhoods in Sanilac and St. Clair Counties will have 4 to 6 inches of snow because of lake enhancement from Lake Huron.

Another arctic blast hits the region Tuesday and Wednesday. Morning lows will be in the teens and threaten record lows. Afternoon temperatures will be in the middle and upper 20s under partly to mostly sunny skies.

Thursday and Friday will have an increase in temps, and we’ll take every degree we can muster. Highs will be in the middle and upper 30s.

About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."