More snow, cold to grip region this week

Holly Fournier and Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

More snow and arctic conditions will grip the region this week, following subzero wind chills and slippery roads Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of the region, including Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, from midnight tonight through 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Snow is expected to develop by midnight and last through the morning rush hour, bring about 2 inches then another 1-2 inches during the day, according to the advisory.

On top of that, winds gusting to 35 mph could lead to blowing and drifting snow. As temperatures hover in the 20s and snow squalls develop, whiteout conditions are possible, meteorologist Dan Thompson said. “People should be prepared for a slow tomorrow. People need to look out for quick changes in visibility if they’re out traveling.”

Temperatures should remain cold through Wednesday.

“Overnight temperatures (Monday) are going to be in the mid-teens, so for Detroit we have around 18 degrees,” meteorologist Rachel Kulik said. “Wind chills won’t be as cold as last night. They’ll be into the single digits.”

Tuesday will warm up just slightly, into the mid-20s, Kulik said. Wednesday’s temperatures should dip back down to around 18 degrees.

“But by Thursday and Friday, our highs will be back into the 30s, so that will be nice,” Kulik said.

After Monday and Tuesday’s snow shower, more lake effect snow is expected through the end of the week, she said.

“We’re not looking at any big accumulations through Thursday and Friday,” Kulik said. “We’ll have cooler air moving over the warmer water and it causes lake effect snow.”

Kulik advised Metro Detroiters to be careful in snowy, frigid conditions.

“Make sure you bundle up,” she said. “And there will still be snow on the roads from (Sunday), so just drive safely.”

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Metro Detroit forecast

Monday night: Snow. Temperatures rising to around 22 degrees by 4 a.m. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Tuesday: Snow showers. Temperature falling to around 19 degrees by 5 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Tuesday night: Chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10 degrees. Wind chill values as low as negative 5 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 18 degrees.

Wednesday night: Chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 13 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Thursday: Cloudy, with a high near 30 degrees.

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23 degrees.

Friday: Chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35 degrees.