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You’ve been hearing about it all week, and now, it’s almost here. Michigan is gearing up for a big snowstorm on Yew Year’s Day, and here are the latest details.

According to the National Weather Service, much of Michigan will get significant snow accumulation and have hazardous travel conditions starting on Saturday. Some gale-force winds are expected to occur along the Great Lakes, too.

If you’re in in the Detroit area, the National Weather Services says, “A winter system is likely to impact southeast Michigan during New Year’s weekend with likely accumulating snowfall starting New Year’s Day. Bulk of snowfall will come overnight Saturday into Sunday with potential for a swath of 4 inches or more across a portion of southeast Michigan by Sunday morning.”

If you’re in West Michigan, they state, “A storm system will bring accumulating snow to parts of Lower Michigan this holiday weekend. Details are still in flux, including location-specific accumulation amounts. However, travel impacts are likely, mainly from Sat afternoon into Sun morning…!”

The storm is skewing south, so bigger accumulations are expected in the southern part of Michigan. Let’s hope it goes way south and misses us altogether, right? Just joking. Okay, maybe not. Along the I-94 corridor, some projects are for 5 to 7 inches of snow. For other areas, 3 to 5 inches. Expect less snow the more north you go. If it’s only a couple inches, that might not seem like a big deal but will still mark Michigan’s first big-ish snowstorm of the season.

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