January weather to stick around Metro area all week

The snowfall Sunday was a preview of what residents can expect the next few days.

Metro Detroit is expected to get 2 or 3 inches of snow Monday night into Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

It also could snow Wednesday night but it’s too early to say how much, said the weather service.

“It’s definitely January-type weather,” said Mike Richter, a meteorologist at the service station in White Lake Township.

It’s also going to stay cold through the week with Monday getting no warmer than 20 degrees, said Richter.

The high temperature Tuesday was expected to be 25 with Wednesday’s forecast calling for a high of 16.

As for Sunday’s snowfall, many areas received 2 or 3 inches, said Richter.

The hardest-hit areas, and their amounts, were Flint, 3.8 inches, and Lapeer, Wyandotte and Auburn Hills, 3 inches.

The Weather Service had issued a winter weather advisory Sunday morning forMetro Detroit and warned of hazardous road conditions as a result of the snowfall.

“We’re not really expecting a lot of snowfall, but the temperatures are rapidly falling into the 20s,” said Steve Considine, a meteorologist at the White Lake Township office.

Metro Detroit freeways were slick, causing most motorists to drive below posted speeds.

The snowfall ended Sunday afternoon and temperatures slowly fell with wind chills dropping to single digits, Considine said.

An inch of snow was forecast for Grand Rapids. About 3 inches were expected for the Traverse City and Saginaw areas.

Ottawa County sheriff’s Sgt. Jay Douglas said two women were injured Saturday night in west Michigan’s Georgetown Township after their car lost control on a snowy roadway and rolled over.

Associated Press contributed to this report.