DETROIT (WWJ) – Watch for some icy driving conditions late Thursday night and into Friday, with rain, freezing rain and a wintry mix possible in the early morning hours.

AccuWeather’s Dave Bowers says Southeast Michigan can expect a cloudy, rainy Thursday night — and with the temperature dropping below freezing, it could make for some treacherous conditions as commuters hit the road Friday morning.

Forecasters say freezing rain will turn to just plain rain later Friday, as temperatures creep up into the mid 40s.  The rain will stick around for the night.

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Here’s the forecast:

Thursday Night: Cloudy. Rain and freezing rain likely after 4 am. Light glazing expected. Lows 25 to 29. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Friday: Cloudy. Rain with a chance of light freezing rain through mid morning, then rain showers. Highs 41 to 45. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.

Friday Night: Rain. Lows 36 to 40. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent.

Saturday: Cloudy. Rain and snow likely with a chance of freezing rain. Highs 42 to 46.

Saturday Night: Cloudy. Rain and snow likely with a chance of freezing rain mainly before midnight…then snow likely. Accumulations possible. Lows 22 to 26.

Sunday: Cloudy during the morning. Partly sunny during the afternoon. A chance of snow through early afternoon. Highs 30 to 34.  Lows 14 to 18. Chance of snow 30 percent.

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