Snow falling in metro Detroit to start the week – here's the timing and potential totals

Posted at 8:17 PM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 18:28:08-05

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for metro Detroit from 3 p.m. Monday until 12 p.m. Tuesday.

A wintry mess arrives

Related: Metro Detroit road crews preparing for first blast of winter weather

The Timing and Impact

This storm is expected to begin as early as tonight bringing a mix of rain and snow thru Monday morning. By the afternoon, it will make a snowy transition to all snow as colder air works into the area. Monday night will make or break this forecast because the storm is expected to deepen and intensify even more leading to an expanded deformation zone. This set-up brings another round of heavier snow Tuesday morning where most of the accumulation is expected. If this doesn't happen, the forecast will be a measly 2" or less for most of the area.

Snow Forecast

As of Sunday night 11/29/20 - the local impacts appear to be 2” – 5” of snow for most of Metro Detroit with a some locations going above that. We are monitoring a trend with this storm and it's an eastward shift in the track. If this continues the totals will go down along with its movement. This same positioning also keeps some locations of Metro Detroit on the lower end as far as accumulation goes. If you live west of US-23 there’s a chance you could see 2” or less since you’re furthest from the storm.

Winds Pick Up

Winds always put the strength of these low pressures on full display and this one is no different. Winds could gust up to 35 or 40 mph - especially if you are east of I-75. Winds at this speed in combination with moderate to heavy snow could create issues with visibility.

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