Metro Detroit can expect heavy snowfall starting late Thursday through Friday evening.

A winter storm watch is in effect late Thursday through Friday evening, with 5-9 inches expected in Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe counties.

"We'll see a decent amount of accumulation, especially in southern Metro Detroit, where the bulk of snowfall will be," said Alex Manion, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's White Lake Township office. "It'll begin to taper off late Friday." 

Travel could be difficult with the Friday morning commute and "significant reductions in visibility" are possible. The weather service indicates a 90 percent chance of snow Friday during the day with more snow showers likely Friday night.

Delta Airlines is offering waivers for the Great Lakes region due to weather advisories.

Overnight into Friday, the low temperature could fall to 14 degrees. 

The high on Friday is expected to be 25 with a low of 18.

Some snow is expected to carry over into Saturday, with a bit more coming in the afternoon. The high will be 28 with a low of 20. The next week should start with a warm up on Monday with sun and a high of 27. 

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