Metro Detroit’s snow season way down from 2014

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

What a difference a year can make.

By this time in 2014, southeastern Michigan had received just over 43 inches of snow — 30 inches more than this year, according to the National Weather Service.

“To date this year, the metro area has received 13.5 inches of snow, which is 5.5 inches less than normal,” said NWS meteorologist Dan Thompson, working from the White Lake Township station. “We’re expecting 1 to 2 inches of snow across the area Tuesday morning and then into the afternoon before it tapers off. We expect to see the same thing on Wednesday.”

The predicted high for Tuesday will be in the lower 30s with a nighttime low of about 20 degrees.

“The high on Wednesday will be in the upper 20s with a nighttime low in the upper teens,” Thompson said. “Things will warm up toward the weekend with high temperatures in the mid-30s on Saturday and Sunday.”

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Extended forecast

Tuesday: Light snow until about 3 p.m. Accumulations of 1 to 2 inches. High temperatures of 28 to 32 degrees.

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with lows of 17 to 21.

Wednesday: Cloudy with a 70 percent chance of snow, accumulations of 1 to 2 inches. Temperatures of 22 to 26 degrees.

Wednesday night: Cloudy with lows of 17 to 21.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy until 1 p.m. and then partly cloudy. Highs 26 to 30. Light northwest winds.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy with lows of 18 to 22.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs 32 to 36.

Friday night: Partly cloudy. Lows 25 to 29.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 34 to 38.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 22 to 26.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 28 to 32.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Lows 10 to 14.