DETROIT, MI – For those who have been asking if Michigan will get hit with a major snow storm this season. The answer is yes. And it just so happens that it will coincide with the biggest football game of the year. The Superbowl on Sunday.
A major snowstorm will sweep from the Midwest to the Northeast this weekend and will cause major travel headaches, delays and disruptions. 6-12 inches or more of snow is forecast to fall in its path.
All of Southern Michigan likely will have snow falling by Sunday morning with temps in the middle and low teens.
Forecasts suggest Sunday will be extremely snowy, very cold and hazardous. Waves of heavy snow are expected across the region with snowfall rates up to one and a half to two inches per hour. Blowing and drifting could reduce visibility greatly for any motorists who need to travel.
The heart of the snow storm, where the most energy is, will remain south of the Michigan border. Northern parts of metro Detroit likely will receive less accumulation. Communities north of Grand Rapids to Flint could see about 2 to 6 inches. Southern communities along the same line will see heavier snow totals.
Four to 6 inches is more likely in Livingston County and in areas south of M-59 (Hall Road) in Macomb and Oakland Counties. This includes places like Birmingham, Novi, Mt. Clemens, Pontiac, Roseville, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Troy, and Warren.
All residents should prepare for very hazardous driving conditions. If you do not need to be out on the roads, stay home and stay safe. For those that will absolutely need to drive, slow down because you will encounter icy, snow covered roadways.
Now would be a good time to stock up on groceries, batteries and other essentials. Your probably going to need something to get through the football game and the storm.