DETROIT -

A major storm hitting the Midwest is moving through the Wolverine State, bringing widespread, persistent snow in the morning and a wintry mix in the afternoon.

2 to 3 inches of snow fell as of 10:15 am ET outside the Local 4 News studios in downtown Detroit, a weather watcher in Westland called in with 2.5 inches while 2 to 6 inches is forecast to fall in parts of West Michigan. This afternoon, snow is expected to change to freezing drizzle and motorists are urged to drive with caution.

The National Weather Service says parts of the Upper Peninsula could get 3 to 5 inches of snow by the time the storm wraps up. That follows a strong storm earlier in the week that dumped more than 20 inches of snow on parts of the area, closing roads and schools.

Feb 22 forecast

Detroit-area forecast:

Friday afternoon, scattered snow will mix with light sleet and freezing drizzle as warmer sectors of the storm get closer to the region.  Additional accumulations will be relatively low compared to this morning.  By the end of the day, snow accumulations will reach 1 to 3 inches .

Snow showers will taper off into flurries Friday night with overnight lows in the middle 20s.

Saturday will have some flurries, but temps will rise above freezing into the middle 30s.  Sunday will be sunnier with highs in the middle and upper 30s.  Monday has a chance of reaching 40 degrees, which will let more thawing.

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