Update: New Snow Total Could Reach 10 Inches

The city of Utica issued a snow emergency on Sunday.

Prolonged skin exposure to the cold can result in frostbite and hypotermia.
Prolonged skin exposure to the cold can result in frostbite and hypotermia.

Update, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.: Snow accumulations could reach 10 inches before it stops falling at 4 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.Between 6-10 inches is now predicted. The 36 hour total snowfall accumulations from Saturday evening through early Monday morning will range from 8-14 inches.

A wind chill warning remains in effect from 7 a.m. Monday to 1 a.m Wednesday. Wind chills will drop to between 20 and 30 below zero during  the day Monday as temperatures fall below zero, according to NWS.

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for Oakland County through 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5. The warning area also includes the counties of St. Clair, Livingston, Macomb and Washtenaw. 

Snowfall amounts will range from 1-3 inches by daybreak Sunday, according to NWS. 

"The heaviest snow is expected to occur from Sunday afternoon into early evening when snowfall rates of 1-inch per hour will be possible. Storm total accumulations of 6 - 12 inches are forecast by the time snow tapers off on Sunday night," states the report.

Temperatures drop dramatically 

"The coldest air to affect southeast Michigan in several years will then surge into the area on Monday in the wake of this storm," according to NWS. "This bitterly cold arctic air mass will bring dangerously cold wind chills through the first part of the upcoming week."

The low Monday night is expected to be 11 degrees below zero.

The city of Utica declared a snow emergency on Sunday morning. According to a declaration issued by Mayor Jacqueline Noonan, "all resources and emergency response operations are invoked per our preparedness plan." 


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