Tracking a messy Tuesday storm expected to bring a mixture of snow and rain to metro Detroit

Posted at 10:21 AM, Jan 08, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-08 21:43:38-05

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee, and Monroe counties from 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday.

We are tracking a bigger storm early Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning, but it's bringing more than just snow to metro Detroit. The latest forecast will bring a mixture of snow and rain, with the bulk of the snow falling during the morning hours. Therefore, the biggest snow impact from this storm will be the TIMING and not the AMOUNT of snow.

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Snowfall accumulation will be 1-2" across metro Detroit, with 2-4" possible from northern Oakland County, down through Ann Arbor and Adrian, to the state line. Warmer air will transition the snow to steady rain around noon across the area. This rain and high temperatures near 40° will melt most, if not all of the snow from the morning. Showers will become spottier Tuesday night, with lighter snow/rain showers continuing Wednesday. Additional snowfall could make the roads slick by Wednesday morning.

Not to be overlooked are the winds, which could gust up to 30+ mph.

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We'll have a chance for more lighter snow Thursday, before another big system arrive Friday night into the weekend. Latest models have this storm tracking farther south than Tuesday/Wednesday's storm. This would mean a snowier system for metro Detroit with arctic air to follow.

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