Winter weather advisory in SE Michigan: Timing, how much snow to expect

Temps in the low 30s

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITA Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Detroit and most of Southeast Michigan from 3:00 p.m. to midnight.

Scattered flurries are possible just after The Game’s kickoff. More widespread, steady snow will arrive afterward. Accumulations will occur on grassy and paved surfaces. Snow becomes more scattered by late tonight. On and off snowflakes are possible tomorrow with some sunshine. Higher temperatures return by the middle of next week.

Snow will arrive this afternoon from a quick-moving clipper system. Snow started falling around 12 p.m., and will continue through the evening.

Today’s sunset is at 5:02 p.m.

Saturday evening will be snowy and cold. Temperatures will be near 30 degrees.

Saturday night will will have scattered snow showers. Overnight lows will be in the 20s.

Saturday snow accumulation

One to two inches of snow will have fallen by Saturday night. Two to three inches are more likely north of M-59/Hall Road in Livingston County, Northern Oakland County, Northern Macomb County and in communities farther north.

More snow Sunday

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. It will be colder than average again with highs in the mid-30s. Hanukkah begins and sunset is at 5:03 p.m.

Next week preview

Monday will be partly sunny with scattered snow. Afternoon temperatures will be in the mid-30s.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny and not as cold. Daytime temps will reach the low 40s.

More sun and fair-weather clouds are on the way for Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will be in the low and middle Wednesday, and in the upper 40s Thursday.

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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."