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DETROIT (WWJ) - It’s not over ’til it’s over. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Tuesday night into Wednesday night.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean Devore says the Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 8 Mile Road north. The city of Detroit and Washtenaw County are under a Winter Storm Watch.

The National Weather Service says we’ll see rain, freezing ran and sleet, which will cause problems for drivers during the Wednesday morning commute.  For locations that experience a slow-moving line of heavy rainfall and possibly thunder, ice accumulations of one half-inch to one inch will be possible.

Significant icing of power lines and tree limbs is possible Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Devore says we could see some wet snow as well, especially north of Detroit on Wednesday. 

Stay tuned to WWJ for the latest on the storm, during Traffic and Weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s, 24 hours a day. Check the roads on our Traffic Page.

AccuWeather forecasters say “chilly” is the word for the rest of the week. Southeast Michigan will spend most of the time in the 30s.

Here’s the Forecast:

Tuesday – Rain. Highs 38 to 42. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph…turning to east. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Tuesday Night – Cloudy. Rain with a chance of thunderstorms and freezing rain. Light glazing expected. Lows 32 to 36. East winds 10 to 15 mph…except winds as high as 25 mph in the city of Detroit. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.

Wednesday – Cloudy. Rain with a chance of thunderstorms and freezing rain through early afternoon…then freezing rain…snow and sleet. Light glazing expected. Snow and sleet accumulations up to a half inch. Highs 36 to 40. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.

Wednesday Night – Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers. Lows 24 to 28. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Thursday – Mostly cloudy during the morning. Partly sunny during the afternoon. A chance of flurries. Highs 34 to 38. Mostly clear overnight. Lows 16 to 20.

More on our Weather Page.

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