The National Weather Service predicted that six to ten inches of show could blanket the northern and western suburbs of Detroit on Saturday.Detroit's northern suburbs under winter storm warning
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At 9:02 A.M. Saturday, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the northern part of the Detroit metropolitan area, including the counties of Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, St. Clair, and Washtenaw until 10 P.M. Saturday. Also, Wayne and Monroe counties are under a winter weather advisory released Friday night and expiring Saturday night.More at the link, including driving hazards, the forecast for the rest of the week, and a video from the Weather Channel about Winter Storm Bella.
The storm, which the Weather Channel has dubbed Winter Storm Bella, is predicted to drop six to ten inches of snow in the counties under the winter storm warning. Three to six inches could fall in the counties covered by the winter weather advisory by Sunday morning.
“The biggest thing we want to hit home is that we’re going to have decent snowfall,” Deb Elliott, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told the Detroit News. “People need to be prepared for that. Make allowance to leave early if you have to go somewhere. There might be some icy conditions, reduced visibility.”