DETROIT (WWJ) – With AccuWeather forecasting it will feel like 40 below zero at 6 a.m., some school officials in metro Detroit aren’t wasting any time canceling classes for Tuesday.

After every Southeast Michigan public school district, and most colleges and universities, were closed on Monday — closures for the following day were already trickling in late Monday morning.

Some of the first to announce a Tuesday closure were Bloomfield Hills School District, Birmingham Public Schools, Detroit Public Schools, Farmington Public Schools, Huron Valley Schools, Lake Orion Community Schools, Novi Community School District, South Lyon Community Schools, Troy School District, Walled Lake School District and West Bloomfield School District.


Metro Detroit is expected to get only an inch or two more of snow over the next two days, but it’s the record-breaking frigid temps that are the problem, as bitter arctic cold moves in.

“This is serious cold outside; you need to be prepared,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Dr. Joe Sobel.

“And the temperature actually is going to continue to drop,” he said. “We’re already into the single digits in spots. We’ll be below zero by the evening rush hour; and by tomorrow morning we’re already looking at ten, 12, 14, 15 below zero.”

“The record low of five below zero tomorrow (Tuesday) morning ought to be shattered,” Sobel said.

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