Stomp. Groan. Do whatever you have to do to reconcile Monday’s spring-like 50-degree temperatures with what’s headed southeast Michigan’s way.
Say it isn’t snow. Say it all you want. But it probably won’t help, says meteorologist Paul Gross, meteoroligt for WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit.
Gross is forecasting a major winter storm will hit the Detroit area Tuesday evening, starting as showers early in the evening and then turning into wet snow as colder air works its way in. Gross doesn’t expect much accumulation Tuesday night, but by commute time on Wednesday morning, it will likely be snowing heavily, with the potential for some thundersnow.
By the time the snow tapers off Wednesday afternoon, the metro area may see between 4-6 inches of dense, heavy snow.
The metro record for March 12 is 2.4 inches.
“i think that record is in serious jeopardy,” Gross says.
And as for those 50-degree temperatures that are helping to make the Polar Vortex temperatures of this exceedingly harsh winter a distant memory?
Buh-bye – for now.Thursday is likely to start out around the zero level, Gross says, and another record – 5 degrees for that day – may fall.Don’t blame the messenger. WXYZ, the ABC affiliate, offers a similar forecast.
Ditto, says WJBK, Fox Detroit.
Yep, agrees CBSLocal.