Winter storm warning issued; heavy snow is on the way

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published Jan. 17, 2020 — 7:20 a.m. EST

Yesterday’s winter storm watch has been upgraded to a winter storm warning for all of southeast Michigan.

Snow totals have also gone up by an inch or two since initial forecasts.

A total of 7 to 8 inches of snow is expected.

Related: Math competitions at Huron High School on Saturday postponed due to winter storm

Winter Storm Warning

For Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service

Detroit, MI

3:55 AM EST Fri, Jan 17, 2020


* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Peak snowfall rates up to an inch per hour likely early Saturday morning. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches by Saturday afternoon. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph.

* WHERE…Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.

* WHEN…From 10 PM this evening to noon EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Visibilities will be decreased in areas of heavy snow.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow will begin Friday night and become heaviest during the 1 AM to 7 AM timeframe on Saturday. Temperates will then rise to near freezing or perhaps a degree or two above. This will coincide with a changeover to sleet before warmer air transitions precipitation to rain or drizzle by mid afternoon, or earlier for Lenawee and Monroe counties.


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