8 to 12 inches of snow forecast for Ann Arbor area starting Tuesday
The National Weather Service is predicting a winter storm will hit Washtenaw County and the surrounding region this week, dumping as much as a foot of snow.
Meteorologists issued a winter storm watch early Sunday morning, with 8 to 12 inches of accumulation possible. The storm is expected to hit Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday.
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"It’s going to be tough to nail it three days out, but with the amount of moisture in this storm, it looks like a good chunk of the Ann Arbor area will see snow," said meteorologist Dave Gurney at the service's White Lake Township office. "The only way we wouldn't is if it gets warmer, and we see a mixture of sleet and snow."
The advisory warns of difficulties for drivers, with gusty winds and blowing snow ruining visibility on roads.
So far, the region has seen 27.2 inches of snow this year, which is about 4 to 5 inches above average, Gurney said.