This month is already Detroit's snowiest January, and more snow is on the horizon.
Snowfall overnight Friday pushed the month's snowfall total in Detroit to 31.3 inches, breaking the previous snowiest January record of 29.6 inches from 1978.
A total of 12.5 inches of snow in January is more common.
This January is also now Detroit's fourth all-time snowiest month. February 1908 and its 38.4 inches sits at the top of that list.
The above snow totals for January 2014 are through Saturday morning.
By the end of the weekend, more snow will add to the month's total and create additional headaches for travelers. Another Alberta Clipper will deliver 1-3 inches of snow on Sunday.
Motorists should prepare for slippery and slow travel on area interstates and highways. Airline passenger may encounter some delays.
The passage of Sunday's clipper will open the door for the arrival of fresh brutally cold air.
Temperatures will plummet from the teens into the single digits on Monday, then down to 5 below zero Monday night.
Tuesday is likely to be the harshest day of the week as the cold and biting winds combine to create dangerously cold AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures of 30 below zero in the morning and 20 below zero in the afternoon.
A cooldown is on the way for the Minneapolis area headed into the new week.
Another visit from the Polar Vortex will deliver unseasonably cool air to the Midwest, preceded by rounds of thunderstorms, including severe weather.
Welcome dry weather for cleanup efforts across Japan in the wake of Neoguri will be brief.
As the Northeast continues to clean up from destructive storms early this week, more rounds of severe weather and flash flooding loom for early next week.
Heat-related dangers will be on the rise over the weekend for much of the Northwest as scorching heat settles in.
Parts of the South will get major relief from heat, humidity and storms next week while other locations will be at greater risk for flash flooding.
Northern Rockies (1940)
335 forest fires set by lightning in one day.
Severe flooding, 41 dead, $870 million in damage. Almost 1-1/2 feet of rain in 3 days near Solden terrain and 200,000 people homeless.
Sampson Co., NC (1961)
Nine tobacco workers aged 13-70 were struck by lightning while taking shelter in a tobacco barn. Lightning struck metal heating system against which victims were leaning. One survived, Three others under open shelter outside the building were unhurt.