DETROIT (WWJ) – A storm is bringing a mix of rain and sleet to Michigan, leaving hazardous driving conditions in its wake.
The National Weather Service says the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula were expected to be hit hardest Wednesday. Parts of the northern Lower Peninsula could get 4 to 7 inches of snow, while parts of the Upper Peninsula could get 5 to 10 inches.
WWJ-TV Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus said the Metro Detroit area will get a morning mix of sleet, ice and rain, with the possibility of snow in the northern suburbs — all diminishing to occasional afternoon showers as the high jumps to 50 degrees.
Some schools were closed because of the weather. You can check to see which schools are closed anytime on our school closings page.
Depending on where your drive takes you, you could experience some slick roads. AAA spokesperson Nancy Cain said be prepared for an emergency, and take it easy on your way to work.
“Our tow truck drivers are well prepared and motorists can do their part really by, the key thing in this kind of weather is just slowing down,” said Cain.
Cain said if you have car problems during this wintry weather, always pull over on the shoulder, call for help and stay in your car.
Here’s the forecast from the CBS Detroit Weather Team:
Wednesday – Overcast with snow, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 48F. Winds from the East at 10-25 mph. Chance of precipitation 80%
Wednesday Night – Overcast with a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds from the SSW at 5-15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Thursday – Overcast. High of 43F. Winds from the WNW at 5-15 mph.
Thursday Night – Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds from the South at 5-10 mph.
Friday – Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 54F. Winds from the ESE at 5-15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Friday Night – Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 34F. Winds from the SW at 15-20 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.
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