Winter weather advisory issued north of I-69

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

A winter weather advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Michigan counties along and north of Interstate 69.

The advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Friday, the weather service said.

Metro Detroit could see as much as 2 inches of snow Thursday, the weather service said. Counties near or north of I-69 could see freezing drizzle at times and accumulations up to 4 inches in some areas. Counties under the advisory include Midland, Bay, Saginaw, Genesee, Lapeer. Other counties include Alpena, Oscoda and Gladwin.

The National Weather Service in White Lake Township is expecting as much as an inch of snow to fall Thursday morning and into the afternoon.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain could make travel difficult. The weather service urged motorists to expect slippery roads and limited visibility. 

An upper-level, low-pressure system is to blame, pushing snow and some rain across the area, the weather service said.

Meanwhile, temperatures in Metro Detroit were expected to reach highs in the mid-30s.

 A cold front was expected to arrive Friday, which will bring a chance for more rain and snow, meteorologists said.

By Sunday, the weather is expected to clear up but temperatures will remain in the mid-30s.

Extended forecast

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a high of 39 degrees and a low of about 32 degrees. A chance of snow before 8 a.m.

Saturday: Cloudy with a high of 38 degrees and a low of about 27 degrees. A chance of showers after 2 p.m.

Sunday: Partly sunny with a high of 36 degrees and a low of about 26 degrees.

Monday: Mostly sunny with a high of 34 degrees and a low of about 24 degrees.

Tuesday: Partly sunny with a high of 36 degrees and a low of about 28 degrees.

Wednesday: Partly sunny with a high near 40.

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