Spring snow to give way to weekend sun

The Detroit News

The week is ending with a bit of snow for southern lower Michigan, as some light-to-moderate snow is expected across the region.

A system moving in from the west has brought snow showers that could change to rain late in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory is in effect from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for Lenawee and Monroe counties.

A winter weather advisory was issued for Lenawee and Monroe counties until 5 p.m.

Snow is in the forecast in the Lansing and Metro Detroit areas before transitioning to rain through early afternoon. The Flint area should see less than an inch, the weather service said.

Points farther south were expected to see more: Ann Arbor and Detroit could get 2-3 inches, while Monroe and Adrian could see up to 4 inches.

The weather service warns roads slick due to snow could refreeze Friday night, as temperatures throughout southern Michigan will be in the low 30s.

Daniel Spyker, 68, of Detroit, waits at the traffic light at Woodward Ave, and Stimson St. in Midtown while heading to the pharmacy on April 17.

It could be worse for Michigan residents disappointed that the calendar says spring but the weather says winter — northwest Ohio residents are facing a forecast of 3 to 5 inches of snow on Friday, with more farther south, before rain moves in.

Warmer weather is likely for weekend, the National Weather Service says, with more sunshine. For much of southern lower Michigan, temperatures will be in the 50s on Saturday and Sunday, according to the weather service. Sun should rule Saturday, but Sunday will produce more clouds.

True to April form, the forecast predicts daytime temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s next week.