This weekend a snowstorm is predicted to hit a majority of the northeastern portion of the United States, impacting regions from New England to the Great Lakes; cities like Boston, Washington D.C., and Detroit appear to be in the crosshairs for what might be the most snow many northeast cities have seen in years! This is coming after one of the warmest Decembers that Detroit has ever had; with an average temperature of 40.1 degrees, December of 2023 is the third warmest December on record in Detroit and it also measured as the least-snowy December ever on record for Detroit as well!
So while this has been on pace to be one of the warmest winters in Detroit’s history, the weather report for this weekend suggests that not only is colder weather on the way to the Detroit area, but that it may also bring some significant snow with it!
When is the Detroit snowstorm?
Well, according to Accuweather meteorologists, The snowstorm is expected to hit most northeast cities throughout the weekend, starting Saturday evening and continuing into the night, in the case of Detroit the exact timeline of when the storm could hit hasn’t been exactly pinpointed yet, but there are chances that it may not arrive until after the weekend, meaning the snow could hit Detroit as late as Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.
How much snow will Detroit get?
The exact amount of snow Detroit will get as a result of this snowstorm hasn’t been confirmed 100%, but according to the meteorologist predictions, the amount of expected snow has been defined as “significant”, which would make this not only the first significant snowfall of 2024 but also of this entire winter season. Currently, the Detroit area is expected to receive around three inches of snow, however, the likelihood of this can change drastically between now and this weekend, hence why there have not been any confirmed reports for snow this weekend.
What should Detroiters do about the snowstorm?
First, the best thing to do is to take safety precautions, recently there has been a significant amount of icy conditions around the Detroit Metro area on the road, so be sure that if you are going to drive you do so carefully and only when necessary! If the weather warms and the expected snow turns into rain, or even if the snow melts quickly, then the conditions could become even more dangerous as the temperature drops overnight and roads freeze.
Now, if the snowfall is as significant as expected then you may want to go out for some fun! Whether that be sledding, snow tubing, or just playing outside in the snow, make sure that you are dressed for the occasion and warm up after with some delicious hot chocolate!