Spring taking a break: Accumulating snowfall likely across Mid-Michigan Thursday

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (2/28/2018) - The spring weather will be taking a break on Thursday with significant snowfall possible across Mid-Michigan.

A storm system moving into the region late Wednesday night will start as rain overnight with temperatures in the 40s. Rain will switch to snow by mid to late morning as cold air wraps around below the low pressure center bringing the precipitation.

Snowfall will last from the late morning through the evening hours. The snow will be wet and heavy, creating slushy road conditions through Thursday afternoon and evening.

Getting home Thursday afternoon and evening could be messy.

All precipitation should be done well before the Friday morning commute.

The ABC12 First Alert Weather team is calling for 2 to 4 inches of snowfall in most of the viewing area and lesser amounts around Metro Detroit to the south. Some isolated areas could pick up 5 inches.

Total snow accumulation will depend on exactly where the rain-snow line ends up.

Earlier forecasts showed the line coming farther north, giving the Flint area rain longer and a shorter duration of snow. The latest models on Wednesday morning showed the line moving south to the Metro Detroit area, so Flint to the north will see more snow than rain.

The good news: Any snow that accumulates on the ground should be relatively short-lived. Temperatures are expected to rebound back above freezing on Friday with sunshine and 40s returning for the weekend.

Light rain showers and temperatures in the low to mid-40s are expected Monday and Tuesday.

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