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Metro Detroit under winter weather advisory

Ariana Taylor
The Detroit News

Metro Detroit is seeing its first significant snowfall of the season Sunday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, St. Clair, Livingston, Lenawee and Monroe counties until 8 p.m.

Snow falls on a whitetail deer buck in Grosse Ile, Mich., Sunday, November 22, 2020. Andy Morrison/ The Detroit News

The forecast calls for 2 to 4 inches of snow to accumulate with periods of high intensity snowfall.

"We generally don't think that snow will accumulate too much on the roads. ... The pavements are still fairly warm so probably more either wet or kind of a slushy accumulation," said National Weather Service meterologist Kyle Klein.

The weather service advises motorists to drive with caution, warning of low visibility and slippery road conditions in areas that may see a mix of light rain and snow

A sharply defined rain and snow line is possible from near Lake St Clair to Detroit and Monroe, where temperature readings could hold in the upper 30s, the weather service said.

Cooler readings to the west and north allow for higher accumulation totals roughly along the U.S. 23 corridor to M-59 to Port Huron, the service said.

Snow sticks to the plants at Michigan Urban Farming Initiative in Detroit on Nov. 22, 2020.

A winter weather message was also issued for Ingham, Calhoun and Jackson counties, including the cities of Lansing, Battle Creek, and Jackson until 7 p.m.

Jackson County may see 2 to 4 inches of snow with the most falling toward Brooklyn. Snowfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are possible across Calhoun and Ingham counties.