34ºF

Metro Detroit weather forecast: Measurable snow returns Sunday afternoon

1 to 4 inches of snow expected by the end of Sunday night


DETROITA Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Detroit and all of Southeast Michigan from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Happy Sunday, Motown!

Here comes the clipper with a quick blast of snow for Detroit and southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon and evening. Snow shovels will be needed to clear it. Snow stops falling before Monday’s morning rush hours.

Snow arrives Sunday afternoon under chilly and cold conditions. The updated track has many Southeast Michigan neighborhoods receiving their first snow flakes by 3 p.m. and afterward. Streets and sidewalks become more slippery by sunset, and visibility will be reduced greatly. Temps will be in the mid 30s as paved areas become wet and a bit slushy.

Sunset is at 5:58 p.m.

Snow continues to fall Sunday evening with steady temperatures in the low and middle 30s. By dinner time many untreated spots will be more difficult to navigate with some minor snow accumulations, mainly less than an inch.

It remains snowy and slippery when Sunday night begins. Some rain mixes with the snow in our South Zone, closer to the Ohio border, before midnight. This will have some affect on snow totals south of I-94. Most of Southeast Michigan will receive another 1 to 2 inches of snow.

Storm snow totals will be between 1 and 3 inches with 1 to 2 inches south of I-94, 2 to 3 inches north of I-94. Some areas will have nearly 4 inches, especially north of 8 mile and in Livingston County.

After midnight, overnight lows will be 30°F under cloudy skies.

Snow will stop falling by Monday morning’s commute. Monday will be mostly cloudy to partly sunny and chilly. Highs will be in the middle 30s.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and chilly. Nighttime and early morning lows will be in the 20s. Daytime highs will be in the middle 30s.

Snow is possible early Thursday. Temps reach the low 30s.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Friday! It will be partly sunny and colder with temps in the teens at dawn and in the middle 20s before dinner.

Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation. Just search your app store under WDIV and it’s right there available for both iPhones and Androids!


About the Author: