Metro Detroit weather: First real snowstorm is here

SE Michigan under winter weather advisory from 4:41 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

DETROITHappy New Year!

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Southeast Michigan through 10 a.m. Sunday.

Snow accumulations

Snow will be coming down very consistently all Saturday overnight, with snow falling at a quarter- to a half-an-inch per hour. It’ll start tapering off first thing Sunday morning.

There is a good chance for 3-6 inches of snow accumulation across Metro Detroit by Sunday morning. Four inches of snow will likely be the most common amount.

Accumulating snow totals will be impacted by any lingering rain south of I-94.

Be careful! The primary concern for this weather advisory is tricky travel. It would be safest and best if we all avoid driving as much as possible late tonight through mid-morning Sunday.

You can view the interactive, real-time radar below.

Sunny Sunday, more snow next week

After the snow ends Sunday, clouds will gradually give way to partly sunny skies and we may even end up with a good deal of sunshine with chilly upper 20s for highs.

Monday will be very chilly to start, with some single digit temps and teens for lows, and highs in the upper 20s. Winds will be light Monday and Tuesday and, with enough sunshine, we should get briefly back into the mid-30s Tuesday.

The winds will start cranking Wednesday as we await another winter storm. This one doesn’t look too impressive, but prepare for some snow to impact our area late Wednesday and Thursday of next week. We’ll also have another taste of those teens and 20s.

Stay tuned.

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About the Authors:

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.