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Coming off a warm weekend with spring-like temperatures, Southeast Michigan is heading for another cold patch as February gives way to March. Snow is expected Monday night, said Dan Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Temperatures will fall to the low 20s, and less than an inch is expected.

But the heaviest snow of the next two days is expected Tuesday afternoon, Thompson said. Highs Tuesday will reach the low 30s. Some 3-5 inches of snow are expected to fall that afternoon and into the evening. Lows will fall to the upper teens, but due to wind chill it will feel more like single-digit temps.

Wednesday is expected to be a drier day, where high temps only reach the low 20s, while lows will hit the upper teens.

Thursday brings the chance of snow. A storm system may “skirt off to the south,” Thompson said, but it’s too early to tell how much snow might accumulate.

Friday, the end of the work week, is expected to be another dry day, with a high temp in the lower 30s, and lows in the mid teens.

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The forecast

Monday: A chance of snow showers, mainly between noon and 4 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 18 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Monday night: Snow, mainly after 1 a.m. Low around 23. North northwest wind 8 to 15 mph becoming east after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tuesday: Snow. High near 28. East wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Tuesday night: Snow likely before 1 a.m., then a chance of snow showers after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. North wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 26.

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.

Source: National Weather Service

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