Winter Storm Watch in metro Detroit issued for Thursday night, Friday

Posted at 1:47 PM, Feb 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-07 15:59:55-05

As we clean up from this morning's 2-3 inches of snowfall, we are already tracking the next storm system. This one will bring the heaviest snow of the week, and a Winter Storm Watch has been issued for metro Detroit beginning Thursday night and continuing through Friday.

We get a little breather from the snow on Wednesday night and Thursday, but it's not long before the next round of winter weather arrives across southeast Michigan.

This means another headache is on the way for drivers during both rush hours on Friday.

The combination of strength and duration fo this snowmaker suggests 5-8 inches around metro Detroit and south. Lesser amounts, around 2-4 inches, are expected north around I-69.

Forecast models are indicating the heaviest snow more likely to fall near and south of Detroit with the amounts tapering off to the north.

There is still time for a slight shift in the snow axis, so we will continue to update you with the timing and amounts of snow as forecast models strive to pinpoint the storm's track.