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Posted on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 4:20 p.m.

Winter storm watch issued for Ann Arbor area Thursday night

By Cindy Heflin

A storm system headed toward Ann Arbor could dump up to 5 inches of snow on the area Thursday night, forecasters say.


Ann Arbor residents are likely to be shoveling more snow later this week

Melanie Maxwell | file photo

The weather service has issued a winter storm watch in effect from Thursday evening through Friday morning.

Snow is expected to increase in intensity late Thursday evening and persist into Friday morning, the Weather Service said. The snow also could mix with sleet, forecasters said.

Accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are possible.

Visibility could drop to a quarter of a mile Thursday afternoon and Thursday night, the weather service said.

For updated forecasts and weather conditions anytime, check's weather page.


Michigan Man

Fri, Feb 8, 2013 : 12:25 a.m.

For God's sake, this is Michigan!


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 4:21 p.m.

Ice cake surprise. The white frosting not coming until Friday 7 AM. Double whammy delight for any lucky patrons sitting at the Northeastern table.


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 2:41 p.m.

OK. Plenty of advance warning on this storm. What will be the excuses of the road commission and the city for not salting and plowing????


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 3:56 p.m.

What will be the excuse of the drivers who don't adjust their vehicles and their driving habits for the road conditions they encounter?


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 1:48 p.m.

no snow for us ... maybe a dusting will be all


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 12:36 p.m.

Hold on! Here we go!


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 10:42 a.m.

Oh no! It's winter, Michigan is a northern state and it might snow. Go figure!


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 3:55 a.m.

Winter storm watch has been cancelled. No more snow as summer is on it's way. Just wishing.


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 6:22 p.m.

Wish it was rain. But then again we are so over due for a major snow storm it is not funny.


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 3:24 p.m.


dading dont delete me bro

Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 12:45 a.m.

and the over/under is?


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 3:25 p.m.

dude, it's Michigan, I am adopting a "wait-and-see" attitude...

Tom Teague

Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 1:44 p.m.

Clearing the precipitation gauge (a plastic bin) on the patio to help decide a winner; are the time parameters now through Friday noon? Just looked at the storm west of here on wunderground and it is sizable, so it could hang around a while.


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 1:36 p.m.

Two inches.


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 1:16 p.m.

And yet people still will drive like the roads should be free and clear of any form of precipitation, blaming the people who just like them have no control over the weather and can't be in two places at one time for any mishaps that might take place.


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 1:13 p.m.

3.1 inches here, we are playing "The Price is Right" rules correct?


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 4:27 a.m.

I predict less than 3 in.


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 12:24 a.m.



Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 11:33 p.m.

Jim Harmon is consulting his Magic 8-Ball on how to proceed with the salt trucks...


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 2:43 p.m.

Jim Harmon is probably in Florida right now, directing his salt trucks to start whenever their shift starts, regardless of the actual weather..............