A day after a winter storm dumped more than 10 inches of snow on Metro Detroit, more white is expected tonight - but in much smaller bursts.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. for part of lower southeast Michigan.

As much as 2-3 inches of snow could fall tonight near Monroe, while about half an inch was expected in Detroit, according to the weather service. Overnight lows will dip into the teens.

Highs Tuesday and Wednesday could be in the 20s and 30s.

The next major weather system comes Thursday, when highs are expected to rise near 40 and bring a wintry mix of rain and snow showers.

Early models show much of the heaviest rain could trek south, said Matt Mosteiko, a meteorologist at the NWS station in White Lake Township. "It looks like we'll miss out on the bulk of precipitation."

Sunday's storm caused numerous accidents, snarled traffic, prompted city snow emergencies and knocked out power statewide. Road crews also stepped up efforts to take advantage of the lighter traffic due to Presidents Day.

About 109,000 utility customers were without power today and more than 117,000 had been affected by weather-related outages. Consumers Energy spokesman Tim Pietryga said in a statement that most of the Jackson-based utility's customers without power are in Kalamazoo, Lenawee, Monroe, Hillsdale, Calhoun and Branch counties. DTE Energy Co. said no major outages have been reported.

The overnight snow pushed the month's totals into the top 10 snowiest on record for February, according to the weather service. About 54.1 inches of snow has fallen this winter season, about 30 inches above normal, meteorologist Steve Freitag said. Five more inches of snow will push the season into the top 20 snowiest winters on record for the region, he said.

So far this month, Metro Detroit has seen 26.9 inches of snow - more than a foot above average and ranking among the top snowiest Februaries, according to NWS records. The fifth highest was 27 inches in 2010.

Some areas got hit harder than others. In Wyandotte, 10.2 inches fell, according to weather service data. Waterford saw 9.5 inches, Sterling Heights got 9 inches and Dearborn 10 inches.

AAA Michigan spokeswoman Nancy Cain said the organization took more than 4,000 requests for assistance in spinouts and minor accidents Sunday and this morning. She said that was much busier than normal but not a record, which she attributes to lower traffic volumes because of the observance of the Presidents Day holiday and winter break at many schools.

"It's a heavier snow and it seems like there's more of it," she said. "There are more cars stuck in ditches, more cars stuck on the freeway - they can't get up ramps or overpasses."

Craig Bryson, spokesman for the Road Commission for Oakland County, said the agency had 106 snowplows out since 2 p.m. Sunday. Salt trucks weren't sent out until this morning because "it doesn't do any good to salt on top of 10 inches of snow," he said.

"It is a slow, grueling process," Bryson said. "It is a case where our reduced staff is becoming an issue."

Bryson said they try to shift drivers in and out to avoid fatigue and make sure heavy equipment is being operated safely. There were 80 or fewer drivers on the road this morning as a result, he said.

"This is a long shift to drive in very bad conditions in a very large truck," he said. "Safety is first."

In addition to 2,700 miles of county roads and streets, the commission also handles 230 miles of freeways for the Michigan Department of Transportation, Bryson said. As a result, he couldn't predict when crews could get to side streets.

In Macomb County, the road commission had 50 trucks out plowing and then salting streets, spokesman Bob Mykytiak said.

"There's a lot of work out there," he said of moving snow from the 1,800 miles the commission is responsible to clear. "It is pretty heavy snow. It is one of the heavier ones we have handled."

Crews at Detroit Metro Airport kept runways cleared and the airport ready for flights today. But the weather conditions pounded other states as well, shutting down or delaying flights, prompting delays and cancellations at Metro, spokesman Michael Conway said.

"There was no reason to cancel or delay a departure or arrival because of the runway conditions (here)," Conway said. "The crews did a great job."

Cheryl Hunter said she is ready for winter to give way to spring. She is a scanner coordinator at the Kroger grocery store on Harper at 13 Mile in St. Clair Shores and was not relishing having to remove piles of snow and ice form her Jeep Grand Cherokee this morning after her shift ended.

"I don't like winter. I never have," the Roseville resident said as she cleared her SUV before driving about a mile to get home.

Staff Writers Charles E. Ramirez, Santiago Esparza and Mark Hicks and the Associated Press contributed.