Buckle up, because a whole lot of snow is headlining to Michigan. By now, you’ve heard that the snow apocalypse is upon us. So, when is it getting here, and how much snow will Michigan get? Many outlets are even reporting this will be Michigan’s biggest snowstorm in years. Read on for the timeline.
Tuesday (Feb. 1) is a warmer than normal day, hitting almost 50 degrees in some areas of lower Michigan. Tuesday evening, much of Michigan is expected to get rain, according to Weather.com and the National Weather Service, since the temperatures will be too warm for snow.
Wednesday is when the real action happens. Much of Michigan will be under a winter storm warning by early Wednesday morning beginning at 4 a.m. or 6 a.m. That’s when the main snow event takes off.
Most Detroit-area counties will be under a winter storm warning starting Wednesday morning, including Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw County and Wayne. Meanwhile, other counties in Michigan are already under a winter storm warning, including Cass, St. Joseph, Berrien, Hillsdale, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Branch, Jackson, Eaton and Ingham. Most of those warnings currently run until Thursday evening.
For those in the Detroit area, according to the National Weather Service, about 4 to 5 inches of snow are expected to fall by 4 p.m., with heavy snow continuing into the evening. By the time the storm wraps up, 14-16 inches of snow are possible in the Detroit area. For those in Lansing, models predict 6-10 inches of snow; for Flint, 6-10 inches; and for Grand Rapids, 4-8 inches. When the storm arrives, hit up me up on social media on Facebook here and Instagram here and let me know how many inches you get. Here’s hoping the storm misses us completely, but I don’t think we’ll be that lucky.