Michigan’s Next Storm Starts Tonight: Here’s A Look
Don’t put away your snow shovel, snow blower, rock salt or generator just yet. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is blowing through much of southeast Michigan tonight bringing with it high winds and the threat of power outages. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect through Wednesday morning for Lapeer and Genesee Counties as well as Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Shiawasee, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. On the west side of the state, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Grand Rapids over the weekend still in the throes of mass power outages.
Here's a look at what to expect:
A chance of snow before 1 AM, then freezing rain and sleet, possibly mixed with snow between 1 AM and 4 AM, then freezing rain after 4 AM. Low around 27. Breezy, with an east wind 13-20 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Freezing rain before 10 AM, then rain. High near 40. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph becoming south southeast 8-13 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.
Snow, possibly mixed with rain, becoming all snow after 1 AM. Areas of blowing snow after 10 PM. Low around 26. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 13-20 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
A chance of snow before 1 PM. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Breezy, with a west wind 20-22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.