3 to 5 inches of snow forecasted for Monday; historically low temperatures to follow

A Wayne County snow plow clears Pennsylvania Road in Huron Township. (Huron Hub file photo by Scott Bolthouse)

By Scott Bolthouse |The Huron Hub | ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Here we go again.

After southeast Michigan was pelted with snow, freeing rain and sleet last week, another round of wintery weather is on the way.

A winter weather advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Monday.

Snow will start to fall between 6 and 7 a.m. Monday and last through the afternoon, impacting both the morning and evening work commutes.

Driving could be treacherous Monday and Tuesday, as blowing winds and subzero temperatures will make snow cleanup difficult.

Once the snow moves out, the potentially historic cold weather comes in.

Actual temperatures for Wednesday are forecasted to be -4, with wind chills possible in the -20 to -40 range through Thursday.

Officials are advising everyone to plan ahead for the treacherous weather next week.

Motorists are encouraged to check travel conditions and weather reports before driving at michigan.gov/roadconditions. Major road closures can be found at michigan.gov/drive.

Time outside during the bitter cold weather should be limited, and dressing in layers and covering exposed skin is essential in staying safe during the cold spell.

“With the National Weather Service forecasting another period of sub-zero temperatures and snow, it’s important that Michiganders take steps to stay safe during this stretch of cold weather,” said Capt. Emmitt McGowan, deputy state director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division.

“If you must be outdoors, be sure to dress appropriately and wear a warm coat, hats and gloves and have an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle,” he said in a statement.

Also, please remember to bring pets indoors and to provide them a warm, dry area with food and water.

Article updated 10:30 a.m. 

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