Snow, cold and clouds to roll into Ann Arbor region this week
It looks like February will go out like a lion, with snow forecast for this week followed by several days of below-freezing temperatures. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Tuesday.
Heavy, wet snow is in the forecast beginning Tuesday night and tapering off into flurries Thursday. The winter storm watch, which covers Tuesday afternoon through the evening, said snowfall could exceed an inch an hour at times and produce poor visibility for travelers.
"This is going to be the same system which is going to bring blizzard conditions to the southern plains tomorrow," Brian Edwards, meteorologist with AccuWeather in State College, Pa., said Sunday.
Around Ann Arbor, snow will develop Tuesday afternoon and continue through the night to Wednesday afternoon, Edwards said. Lighter snow flurries could continue as late as Friday, he said, as daytime highs stay below freezing.
"The heaviest of it appears like it falls Tuesday night into Wednesday morning," Edwards said. "Right now we were thinking 3 to 6 inches is your best bet for accumulation."
Leftover snow showers are also possible Saturday, he said.
Partly cloudy conditions Monday could also be the last chance to soak up some rare sunlight for a while, as clouds settle in for most of the rest of the week and into next weekend, Edwards said.
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