Lake effect snow expected tonight

Accumulation of more than 10 inches are possible over that period in southern Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties.

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday, for all of Southeast Michigan, including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Livingston, Washtenaw, Lenawee, Lapeer, Monroe, Midland, Saginaw, Shiawassee and Genesee counties. We will reach the low 50s early on, but then temperatures will fall and we could end up in the mid 40s by late afternoon.

Bowers said the snow should taper off Wednesday night. "Everyone could get around an inch up to 4" with this batch.

Lake-effect snow showers Thursday will slowly shift into the primary snow belt as winds become more from the northwest, rather than more northerly in the morning. But the break will be short-lived, as another, more potent system pulls into the Great Lakes region overnight Monday into Tuesday.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy; high near 38 degrees.

Snow and blowing snow is expected and travel could be hard at times.

A general snowfall moves in tonight and continues through Tuesday morning.

Egging this round of snow on will be some of the coldest air yet to plunge into the region this season. High pressure moving in from the Ohio Valley will bring a slight rebound on Thursday, with temperatures creeping up to near freezing as we head toward the weekend.

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