Winter storm warning tonight in SE Michigan: Snow predictions, timeline updates

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4 weather forecast – The U.S. National Weather Service has stationed all of southern Michigan and southern Ontario at weather stations. Winter storm warning for tonight through Saturday morning.

Highs will hit the mid to high 30s on Thursday. It may not feel warm, but temperatures should rise to the low 30s tonight as a storm front brings most of the showers out of the southwest after 5pm.

Showers and snow are possible this afternoon, but most of the rain will fall later. It will rain most of Metro Detroit, but you’ll likely see rain-soaked snowflakes late into the night.

Friday morning the weather changes dramatically. Friday brings with it a dangerous triple threat of wind, snow and cold.

Tonight the sun sets at 5:04 pm

rain turns into snow

Rain will turn to snow after 3am on Friday and temperatures will drop from the mid-30s to the mid-20s by sunrise. The main concerns are travel and power issues due to cold and wind.

Expect light to moderate snowfall, strong winds, and snowflakes all over the roads. There will also be more heavy snow on Friday afternoon as temperatures drop into the low 10s.

Winds will move west-southwest at 20-35 mph, with gusts of 35-55 mph for several hours, creating near-blizzard conditions and the potential for sporadic power outages.

A winter storm warning is set to run Friday through Saturday morning and expire at 4:00 AM on Saturday. Until then, more snow, dangerous cold spells and blizzards are possible.

amount of snow

The total amount of snow depends on how much it rains before it snows and how much the wind blows it all away. Computer models currently show 4 to 8 inches of total snow cover in most areas of Metro Detroit. The highest total snowfall is likely between Jackson, Howell, Lapeer, and North/West Auckland counties due to the addition of lake-effect snow belts.

Fierce cold after storm

Saturday afternoon, with temperatures in the single digits, blistering low teens and sub-zero wind chill, makes it time to dig in and recover on Christmas Eve. Travel should only be done with safety in mind and bring blankets, flashlights and medical supplies just in case. Highs of 20 degrees Celsius aren’t expected on Saturday afternoon, but patches of blue skies may be seen between the lake’s effect zone and isolated snow squalls.

white christmas

Christmas Day is cold and still breezy, making conditions dangerously cold for the old Santa Claus. Sporadic light snow showers and occasional light snow showers can be expected during Metro Detroit’s White Christmas, so you won’t have to deal with severe snow problems. We are watching this storm like a hawk and will continue to provide updates.

You can also be prepared for storms and weather changes with the 4Warn Weather app. What’s more, it’s free!

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