Editor's note: This story will be updated throughout the day as the forecast changes or the storm develops. The latest information will be at the top of this article.
Update, 9:30 a.m. Thursday: The latest forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a 100 percent chance of snow in Royal Oak, mainly after 11 p.m. "Total snowfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are possible, with the highest totals along the Interstate 69 corridor," the weather service stated.
The snow is now expected to continue until Friday afternoon; a blustery Friday morning wind is also in the forecast, as is an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow.
4:37 p.m. Wednesday: Forecasts call for between 2 and 4 inches in Royal Oak starting Thursday afternoon. According to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service, a strengthening low pressure system will move into the southern Great Lakes region on Thursday, with the highest snow accumulations predicted along and north of M-59, which cuts through Rochester Hills.
The heaviest snow is expected Thursday evening, according to the weather statement.
The high temperature is predicted to be 33 degrees on Thursday.
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