Snowfall of up to 6 inches to begin tonight for Metro Detroit


Expect snowfall of two to six inches overnight and by Sunday in Metro Detroit, part of a winter weather system that moves upward from the southwest.

The snowfall is expected to be the heaviest closest to the Michigan-Ohio border, starting on Saturday evening and hitting much of Metro Detroit in the early hours of the morning on Sunday.

White Lake Township National Weather Service forecasters released a winter weather report for parts of south-central and southwest Michigan starting at 7 p.m. tonight and will last until 7 p.m. Sunday.

The weather service said the roads will be snow-covered and slippery tonight, with expected accumulations of 1 to 3 inches along Interstate 96 to 2 to 4 inches along Interstate 94.

Most of the buildup is expected to occur on Sunday morning, with an afternoon break and a follow-up period that is expected to decrease by an additional inch or less.

The totals are projected to be four to six inches near Adrian, two to three inches in Ann Arbor, one to two inches in Detroit, and less than an inch in much of Macomb County.

This story will be updated as developments warrant.