Hazardous snow with cold, wind Thursday

Winter Weather Advisory expanded to more counties

Author: Andrew Humphrey, Local 4 Meteorologist, @AndrewLocal4
Published On: Jan 31 2013 04:08:19 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 31 2013 03:31:05 PM EST
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DETROIT -

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties until 7 p.m. Thursday. 

Although just one to three inches of snow is possible,  these snow squalls are dangerous and potentially deadly. 

A deadly multi-vehicle accident occurred Thursday morning on Interstate 75 South at Springwells.  Drivers described "white out" conditions at the time of the crash with zero visibility.  Treacherous conditions remain through the early afternoon over a wide area of Southeast Michigan.

In addition, wicked winds will be blowing Thursday.  A westerly wind will howl at 20 to 30 mph gusts near 45 mph.  Downed wires, trees and branches are possible for pedestrians and drivers to dodge.  Anyone around fallen power lines should stay far away from them and report the danger to the power company.

The wind brings much colder air back to the Motor City Area. 

Temperatures will be in the low 20s all day, and wind chills will be in the single digits and near zero. 

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Thursday night becomes frigid and less breezy with on and off snow showers possible.  Lows will be near 10 with wind chills below zero.

Friday and Saturday will remain sub-freezing with flurries and occasional snow squalls keeping untreated ground slippery.  Lows will be in the single digits and teens.  highs will be in the low and middle 20s.

Super Bowl Sunday will be sunnier but still cold with highs closer to 30.  New Orleans will be in the 60s outside the Superdome.

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