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Posted on Fri, Mar 15, 2013 : 4:03 p.m.

Updated forecast: Snow to move into Ann Arbor area Friday night

By Cindy Heflin

Snow is still in the forecast for the Ann Arbor area Friday, but it’s going to start a bit later than originally expected.


Shoveling could be necessary Saturday morning. The National Weather Service expects 1 to 3 inches of snow overnight in the Ann Arbor area.

Melanie Maxwell |

Forecasters expect from 1 to 3 inches overnight Friday in Washtenaw County, with most areas getting about 2. Some snow showers could linger into Saturday morning, but less than an inch of additional accumulation is expected.

The precipitation is expected to start Friday afternoon after 4 p.m. with rain. Forecasters had earlier expected the rain to start much earlier in the day.

Some snow is likely to mix in with it after sunset, said National Weather Service forecaster Joseph Clark. It will change over to all snow after midnight. The chance for precipitation is 80 percent. An overnight low of about 27 is expected.

Some snow showers could continue Saturday morning, tapering off between 9 and 11 a.m., Clark said. After the snow ends by about 9 a.m., expect cloudy skies with a high of about 35.

Sunday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 36. But Sunday night and Monday could bring a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.

Meteorologist Cory Behnke with the National Weather Service said any significant accumulation will likely remain to the south of Ann Arbor.



Sat, Mar 16, 2013 : 12:55 p.m.

What happened to the 6" for Sun night? NOTHING mentioned anywhere! Looks like another hyped up headline.


Sat, Mar 16, 2013 : 1:40 a.m.

It's 20 minutes before 10 p.m. and there's no snow falling in northeastern Ann Arbor.


Sat, Mar 16, 2013 : 1:07 a.m.

"The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it." - Patrick Young


Sat, Mar 16, 2013 : 1:23 a.m.

Ain't that the truth.


Fri, Mar 15, 2013 : 8:50 p.m.

Weather Underground is calling for 6 inches Sunday night.


Sat, Mar 16, 2013 : 1:19 a.m., the Weather Channel bought the Weather Underground a while back. They were supposed to leave the Underground a separate entity.


Fri, Mar 15, 2013 : 10:36 p.m.

Cindy, even (The Weather Channel) agrees with the NWS and Accuweather and they usually are the ones who are the biggest alarmists.

Cindy Heflin

Fri, Mar 15, 2013 : 10:02 p.m.

I do see that Weather Underground says up to that much snow is possible; however, the forecaster I spoke to at the National Weather Service said he's not expecting Sunday night's precipitation to amount to much in the way of accumulation. AccuWeather seems to agree:


Fri, Mar 15, 2013 : 10 p.m.

What Weather Underground did you use? The one I looked at said 20% chance of precipitation Sunday night and 70% chance of rain Monday.


Fri, Mar 15, 2013 : 8:56 p.m.