Expect a slippery commute across metro Detroit Wednesday as snow showers return, with about two inches of snow expected.
According to the National Weather Service in White Lake, a snow shower is predicted before 10 a.m. Tuesday and return after 4 a.m. on Wednesday. The weather service predicted a 70 percent chance of precipitation, with highs in the mid-20s and lows in the teens.
While snow is predicted to take a quick vacation Thursday, it may return Friday evening into Saturday, the agency said.
As of Tuesday morning, 5.2 inches of snow accumulation has been recorded for February by the weather service — about 4 inches less than the month’s average accumulation.
Northern Michigan, meanwhile, is expected to get twice as much snow.
The weather service issued a winter weather advisory for northwestern Lower Peninsula, including Mt. Pleasant, Grand Rapids, Alma, Big Rapids. The advisory, effective 9 p.m. Tuesday until 3 p.m. Wednesday, calls for 3-6 inches of snow in the region.
A flood warning also was issued because of an ice jam in southeastern Ionia County until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. That advisory said melting snow and rain from the past weekend is raising river levels.
In addition, a hazardous weather outlook was issued for southwest Michigan, including Lansing and Kalamazoo.
On Groundhog Day 2019, Punxsutawney Phil could not find his shadow. And as the legend goes, this means we’re in for an early spring.
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