Snow, drizzle making mess in Michigan
Weatherwise, the metro area can expect a lot of little on Thursday, as in a little snow, a little rain and a little drizzle.
"There's definitely a mixture coming into the Detroit area," said National Weather Service meteorologist Deb Elliot, working from the White Lake Township station. "This snow/rain/drizzle combination should be coming to an end at about 9 a.m. but then we may see just a little more around noon. There is a potential for light snow this afternoon but only a tenth of an inch or so."
Conditions were dicier in other parts of the state with the weather service issuing warnings of potentially dangerous driving because of slippery road conditions in the Lower Peninsula.
WOOD-TV reports two Van Buren County sheriff's deputies are recovering after two separate crashes along Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan involving semi-trucks early Thursday.
One of the crashes occurred near Paw Paw while the other was near the Decatur exit.
Less than an inch of snow is expected in most places but icy conditions will linger. Officials are urging motorists to slow down on the slippery roads.
In the Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids areas, many school districts shut their doors for the day.
Back in southeastern Michigan, temperatures will be inching upward on Thursday with a high of about 35 degrees and then dropping to about 14 degrees during the night.
"It looks like we'll see some sun on Friday and then clouds on Saturday," Elliot said. "There's about a 30 percent chance of snow on Sunday, but again we're not looking at much of an accumulation."
Temperatures for the rest of the week will bounce around like the stock market.
"Friday will have a high of about 19 degrees and a night-time low of 10," Elliot said. "Saturday will warm up to 28 and then down to 14. Sunday will be about 18 degrees and then we'll reach about 6 degrees on Monday morning.
"It's going to be a roller coaster ride: really warm, then cold, then warm again and then really cold to start the week."
Thursday: A chance of light freezing rain this morning and then resuming again during midday. Highs of 34 to 38.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow until midnight. Lows of 12 to 16.
Friday: Partly cloudy until 10 a.m. and then mostly sunny. Highs of 16 to 20.
Friday night: Partly cloudy until around midnight then mostly cloudy. Lows 8 to 12.
Saturday: Partly cloudy until 1 p.m. and then mostly cloudy. Highs of 25 to 29.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 12 to 16.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Highs 16 to 20.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows 4 to 8.
Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs of 13 to 17.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with lows of 4 to 8.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 20 to 24.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with lows of 13 to 17.