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DETROIT (WWJ) - It will be brutally cold for the next 24 hours, with more snow to come Friday to metro Detroit.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory, now in effect until 4 p.m. Friday.

Wind chill values will fall to between 15 and 25 degrees below zero Friday morning, remaining between 15 and 25 degrees below zero during the afternoon. That’s in downtown Detroit, and — according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Samuel — some of the outlying suburbs will get even colder than that.

It will be a long weekend for thousands of metro Detroit students as most school districts are closed Friday. However, a few schools are still open. Oxford is the only public school district open in Oakland County. Harper Woods and Grosse Pointe schools remain open in Wayne County, while the other districts are closed. All Macomb County public schools are closed.

[CHECK THE COMPLETE SCHOOL CLOSINGS LIST]

Late Friday afternoon, AccuWeather says a storm will move in, bringing more snow to the area through the night and into Saturday.

“A lot of wind with this feature, too. It’s kind of an unusual storm,” Samuel said. “It’ll be out ahead of a cold front; so it’ll have a strong south wind, but no warm air coming in with that south wind, just a decent amount of snow: one to three inches that will be blowing all over the place.”

Here’s the forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team: 

Friday: Cloudy and becoming windy. High 16F. Winds SW at 25 to 35 mph.
Friday Night: Intermittent light snow or snow showers becoming steadier late at night. Low 13F. Winds SW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snowfall around one inch.

Saturday: Light snow in the morning will give way to mostly cloudy conditions. High 22F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50%.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 2F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday: Cloudy with some light snow. High 26F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Sunday Night: Light snow in the evening giving way to partly cloudy conditions overnight. Low 6F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

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