At the end of April the blizzard shrank. Detroit, Ann Arbor is still awaiting snow buildup

The April snowstorm I’ve been talking about since Friday is finally on Michigan’s front door. It won’t affect much of Michigan, but it will cover the most populous part of our state.

The different models have all focused on a similar scenario – one to four inches of snow in southeast Lower Michigan.

Here’s the radar forecast showing the snow that’s still in the southeastern Lower this afternoon through tonight.

Radar forecast from Tuesday, April 20, 2021, noon to Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 6 a.m.

Precipitation will develop across South Lower, along and south of I-94 this afternoon. During the afternoon it should be mixed rain and snow. Around 6 p.m., most of the signs are that the mix is ​​mainly turning to snow. The heaviest snow falls in the middle of the night. The radar forecast ends at 6am on Wednesday and you can see the snow is over by sunrise. There could only be an hour of snow moving from Thumb to the Detroit area on Wednesday morning.

Roads could be covered with snow throughout the Detroit, Ann Arbor, Monroe, Adrian, and Lambertville area during the night hours.

The accumulating snow looks like it won’t make it to Grand Rapids, Saginaw, or Bay City. Kalamazoo, Lansing and Flint lie on the edge of the light where snow piles up.

Snow animation

Animation of the snowfall, which adds up until 8am on Wednesday evening.

This is how the total snowfall forecast ends.

Snow forecast

Total snow forecast by 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Let’s call it 1 to 4 inches of snow in the shady areas of southeast Lower Michigan.

Although Wednesday will be cold for this time of year, the afternoon sunshine will warm temperatures well into the 40s and melt the snow quickly.

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