Last year's wimpy winter will not be a repeat for Michigan, if this week is any indication.
Following Christmas Eve's traffic-clogging snowfall—which ranged from a dusting to several inches in Metro Detroit—residents of Plymouth, Canton and surrounding areas can expect significant snow today.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area, and is predicting up to seven inches of snowfall, starting at about 1 p.m. today.
Flurries could begin overnight, turning into a steady snowfall by the afternoon. The chance of snow, according to NWS, is 100 percent.
Forecasts called for temperatures to drop into the high 20s by 10 a.m. today, and winds are expected to pick up throughout the day, gusting as high as 26 miles per hour. Two to four inches of snow is expected in the afternoon, followed by another 1-3 in the evening.
The wintry weather could wreak havoc on drivers today. Check Plymouth-Canton Patch's Commute page to check for traffic backups.
The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Wayne, Washtenaw, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair and Lenawee counties.