Southeast Michigan will trade snow for freezing rain, thunderstorms and strong winds Thursday, forecasters say.
Metro Detroit is expected to see a quarter- to a half-inch of rain through Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township. There is a chance for freezing rain from 10 a.m. to noon, with morning lows of 23 and a high near 44 by afternoon. Little or no ice accumulation expected, the weather service said.
In the afternoon, precipitation is expected to be all rain, accompanied by widespread fog.
The weather service issued a high wind watch for Thursday evening until Friday afternoon as a strong low pressure system moves into the Great Lakes region.
Winds will gradually pick up throughout the day with gusts as high as 22 mph expected by the afternoon and rising to 48 mph overnight. In Metro Detroit, gusts could reach the 50-60 mph range.
Overnight lows will hover around freezing. The weather service said there is a possibility for a thunderstorm before midnight Friday.