DETROIT (WWJ) – The snow has pretty much moved out of the Detroit area — but it’s still causing big problems in the thumb.  A Winter Storm Warning remains effect until 5 p.m. for eastern shoreline cities, such as Bad Axe, Sandusky and Port Huron. 

We’ve already seen snow totals of 5 inches in Algonac, Capac and Yale Romulus and Wyandotte have picked up 4 inches. About 3 inches of snow covers the ground in Garden City.

The National Weather Service says northwest winds will however continue to gust between 20 and 30 mph at times through the day. This will cause considerably blowing and drifting of the snow that has already fallen.

Hazardous driving conditions, Friday morning, is blamed in at least one traffic death. In Genesse County,  WNEM reporteda 49-year-old woman was killed in a crash in Genesee Township. Authorities said she lost control of her car due to extremely icy conditions and was struck by another vehicle.

The Macomb Daily reported that two people were injured when two snow plows collided in St. Clair County’s Columbus Township. Freeway traffic was slow-moving, but few other serious accidents were reported  in Metro Detroit.

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For the latest, be sure to stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 for Traffic and Weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s.

Here’s the Forecast:

Friday Afternoon – Cloudy, then becoming partly sunny late. Windy. Highs 37 to 41. West winds 20 to 30 mph, diminishing to 15 to 25 mph.

Friday Night – Partly cloudy…becoming mostly cloudy toward daybreak. Lows 28 to 32. West winds 5 to 15 mph…turning to southwest late.

Saturday – Mostly cloudy and breezy. A chance of light rain and snow. Highs 41 to 45. South winds 10 to 20 mph…becoming west 15 to 25 mph late. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Saturday Night – Mostly cloudy and brisk. A chance of light snow showers. Lows 27 to 31. West winds 15 to 25 mph…diminishing to 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.

Sunday – Mostly cloudy through mid morning…then becoming partly sunny. Highs 36 to 40. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph…turning to north.

Sunday Night – Partly cloudy during the evening. Mostly clear overnight. Lows 17 to 21.

Get the complete forecast anytime on CBSDetroit’s Weather Page.


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