Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Winter Storm Watch Issued For The Sierra Nevada

Winter Storm Watch Issued For The Sierra Nevada

The weather agency is calling for snow heavy at times mixed with ice pellets for Saturday. Be sure to stay away from any downed power lines. The Maritimes are expected to be impacted into early next week.

Expect tree damage with falling limbs and power outages due to the ice. The strong winds and snow could create whiteout conditions and 3 to 6 inches of snow are possible with localized amounts up to 8 inches of snow.

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Here's the timing: freezing rain Saturday morning, sleet Saturday afternoon, back to freezing rain Saturday night, then finally sleet again. High near 39. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 16 to 23 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 36 miles per hour.

SUNDAY: More rain in the metro area with more freezing rain in the morning mainly north of Detroit. Keep an eye on your vehicle thermometer and be very careful if that is below 32 degrees tonight into Monday AM, especially if you are getting significant snow, sleet or heavier rain. Some areas may see more than 40 cm. Check back to our forecast often for updates throughout the weekend.

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Spurts of snow showers can be expected Monday and Tuesday. Some freezing rain will be possible through the southern part of the area.

Consumers Energy is gearing up for Mother Nature's last hurrah, a major ice storm heading our way.

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The northern half of Lower Michigan will get this same area of steady, solid precipitation, but it will be a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.

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