Snow totals exactly as expected in Metro Detroit

By Paul Gross, Local 4 Meteorologist, @PaulGrossLocal4
Published On: Feb 08 2013 05:43:45 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 08 2013 06:31:49 PM EST
firefighter shoveling snow
DETROIT -

Last night's storm behaved exactly as expected. 

The precipitation arrived right on schedule, and most of you received total snow that was within tenths of an inch of our forecast. 

You can see the snow totals for fifty-eight cities all the way up to the Saginaw Valley here.

Now that the storm is over, get ready for a spectacular weekend.  Saturday will feature a ton of sun, with highs in the mid to upper 20s.  You couldn't ask for a better day to enjoy Winter Blast, so come on downtown and have some fun!

Although clouds will increase on Sunday, temperatures will actually be warmer and reach the mid 30s by afternoon.

Rain will move into the area Sunday evening.  There's the chance for a brief wintry mix well north of Detroit right at the start, but this should quickly change over to rain, so I don't expect any major problems...perhaps some dense fog as milder air spreads over the cold snow-pack.

My only concern, and it's not a big concern right now, is the Sunday night rain combined with a little over a half-inch of water already on the ground in the form of snow.  As long as the rain doesn't get too heavy, we shouldn't have any flooding problems. 

However, if heavier rain were to materialize, this combined with the additional water from melting snow...all sitting on frozen ground that cannot absorb the water...would cause at least a localized flooding threat.  But, again, I don't expect that to be the case at this point. 

Stay tuned through the weekend...Brandon Roux will certainly keep you updated on Local 4 and here on our weather page on ClickOnDetroit.com.

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