LIVE UPDATES: Winter storm warning in effect for Metro Detroit: Track radar, forecasts

4-9 inches of snow, ice concerns expected Thursday in Metro Detroit

A winter storm warning is in effect for Metro Detroit through Friday morning due to a possible 4-8 inches -- possibly more -- of snow and ice.

Most of our area south of M-59 will get about 6 inches of snow through the afternoon and evening, with 7-9 inches of snow possible right in the heart of Metro Detroit. There will be parts of our West and North Zones that may only get a few inches total.

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We often refer to this kind of snow as “heart attack snow” because it’s the wet, heavy snow that is difficult to shovel and harder on your body. Shovel in shifts, take breaks and listen to your body, because it’s a problem we see every winter, unfortunately.

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Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.