Southeast Michigan school administrators have their eyes on the skies as a winter storm continues to move across the state.
The National Weather Service says the Detroit area could get 1 to 2 inches of snow by Friday’s end.
A strong winter storm has dumped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of northern Michigan — and metro Detroit is expected to see some more on Thursday,
Rain combined with falling temperatures created dicey driving conditions in some parts of Michigan on Tuesday, while heavy snow was expected up north.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory in effect until 10 p.m.
A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect Thursday evening though Friday morning in Metro Detroit.
Weather forecasters say the spring-like and record-breaking temperatures that came in Tuesday are ending Wednesday. And the corresponding 30-degree drop will turn rain into snow.
Metro Detroiters are making the best of the region’s first big snowstorm of the season, which peaked during the evening rush hour, causing widespread traffic accidents while interrupting hundreds of flights at the state’s largest airport.
Winter Weather Advisory posted until Thursday morning. Spinout accidents reported across Metro Detroit as a result of snow covered and slippery roads.
A snowstorm hitting the Midwest dumped more than 19 inches of snow in northern Michigan and knocked out power to at least 142,000 state electricity customers.