More snow will move into Southeast Lower Michigan during the forenoon hours of Wednesday. Generally speaking this system appears to have more "uumph" with it than the last one. Simply meaning; depending you location, the same or better amounts of snow than Monday night's & gusty winds while it's falling. In addition; the band of snow will orientate Northwest-Southeast as it moves into the region before leveling off again west-east like Monday night.
At this point the max amounts of snow may very well be in the 6" to pockets of 8" totals with 3-6" encompassing that area. Points further north-northeast will see the least with this system in the 1-4" range. I see no reason to deviate with the models upping amounts seeing the upstream wave impulse and projected track. This system has all the ear-marks of a possible over-achiever in the latest guidance compared to the earlier runs.
The main models are in remarkable agreement on the general snowfall with a snow to water equivalent averaging 2.0"/.15". I believe that's a bit low as the the environmental air initially is quite cold and dry; a 15/1 to 20/1 (2.0"/.10") doesn't seem too outrageous. Then however, one must account for evaporational cooling initially and moistening/saturating the column of air before the snowfall can accumulate much. All models are leaning toward a bit of a wetter system considering the classic clipper system. This has me concerned and as we have seen; the past few have been achievers-overachievers. The Great Lakes are wide open which won't hurt and the dynamics /vorticity/ projections were notable and getting even stronger.
Since the models are very close with this system and they look reasonable at this time with the track; I've decided to post the snowfall amounts generated by some of the pertinent ones. One caveat in the forecast would be main the track and its deviation from the track forecast. Further north, less snow south, more snow north; further south, less snow most areas except near Ohio border. Also of course; true available moisture and speed at which she tracks.will also affect the outcome.