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Metro Detroit dodges first snowstorm

Ian Thibodeau, The Detroit News

Most of Metro Detroit and southern Michigan dodged the worst of the year's first snowstorm.

The National Weather Service said most of Metro Detroit saw around a half an inch of snow accumulate Sunday night and into Monday morning.

Officials forecasted 2 inches of snow could hit Metro Detroit on Sunday night.

A National Weather Service spokeswoman said Monday morning that cities north and west of Metro Detroit saw more accumulation. Ann Arbor and Flint had an inch and a half of snow. Brighton had 1 inch.

Further north, Bay County saw 4 inches of snow fall. The Tri-Cities region got around three inches.

The weather service in a Special Weather Statement on Sunday said snow could affect Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Livingston counties much of the night, with heaviest snow until 10 p.m. Accumulations up to 2 inches were expected on grassy surfaces from mid-Michigan and much of the southern portion of the state but the rate of snowfall was expected to be “high enough to overcome warm pavement temperatures,” the weather service said.