UPDATE: Wednesday Night & Thursday Snow 1 – 2 Inches Possible
Bad news, we are still slated to get some snow tonight and into tomorrow morning. Good news is, it's not as bad as previously anticipated.
Word from MLive is that this is not a big snowstorm, but it is the second half of April.
The trend is for some accumulation in about the southern half of Lower Michigan. The trend is for the highest forecast snow amounts to come down about an inch.
Earlier data showed the heaviest snow would be a solid two to three inches of snow somewhere in the southern half of Lower Michigan.
Now, that's not the case. Updates say we should be good with a solid 1 - 2 inches of snow. With maybe some isolated areas getting up to 3.
Another trend is for the northern edge of the snow to be about 25 miles farther south. Instead of accumulating snow as far north as Clare, the accumulating snow will probably not come any farther north than Saginaw, Mount Pleasant and Big Rapids.
All cities and locations south of the Saginaw to Mount Pleasant to Big Rapids line could have one or two inches of snow. The two inch snow is more likely as you get into far southeast Lower, around Ann Arbor and Detroit. This is because the heaviest snow will be in that area during the coldest part of Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
It still looks like snow won't start falling until after 8 p.m. Wednesday in central and southwestern Lower Michigan. Snow should be falling over much of the southern half of Lower Michigan by 1 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Forecast from the NWS says we have a HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK. Again, sounds worse than it is.
This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southwest Lower Michigan. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight Light snow is expected tonight. Accumulations will range from a dusting to around 1 inch. Thursday morning`s commute may contain slippery spots as temperatures fall below freezing late tonight. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday Some slippery travel is possible for the Thursday morning commute with some light accumulations of snow and temperatures below freezing at daybreak.
Considerable clouds are expected today, although there will be some peaks at the sun. Highs will reach the 40s. Rain will spread in from the west this afternoon in advance of an area of low pressure that will quickly slide east across IL, IN and OH today and tonight.