Rain, snow Easter morning, milder afternoon

Winter Weather Advisory until 12 noon, Sanilac County

By Andrew Humphrey, CBM - Meteorologist And Station Scientist

DETROIT - Happy Easter! The holiday begins with slippery conditions in many Detroit area communities, especially before and during sunrise services. The afternoon will be milder.

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Sunday morning will have a mixture of chilly rain south of I-94, a possible mix of rain and snow between I-94 and M-59 and light snow north of M-59.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Saginaw Valley, Sanilac County and the tip of The Thumb from 4am to 12 noon EDT.

Snow may accumulate on grassy areas north of I-94 by and after sunrise, which is at 7:10am EDT. Neighborhoods in and north of northern Livingston County, northern Oakland County and northern Macomb County will have slushy, snowy roads and sidewalks before lunchtime. Accumulations will be light, but 2 inches is expected north of the I-69 corridor. Regardless of the amount of snowfall or rainfall, families must factor in extra time and be extremely cautious when traveling to and from morning Easter services.

Easter Sunday afternoon will be milder as the boundary between cold and mild air slowly migrates to the north. Skies will be mostly cloudy to partly sunny with highs in the middle 50s in Detroit and areas south of 8 Mile. Communities north of 8 Mile, including those in Livingston, Oakland and Macomb Counties will be cooler and chillier with highs in the low 50s and upper 40s.

Sunday evening will be mostly cloudy and chilly with temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s.

Conditions turn colder Sunday night with lows in the middle 30s. Skies will be mostly cloudy.

Tiger Day, Monday will still have a mixture of clouds and sun. There is a chance of rain, but the moisture will be so scattered that baseball fans can count on an on-time start. The Detroit Tigers play the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. The first pitch is at 1:08pm EDT. Fans will want to bring a poncho for good measure and wear their favorite Tigers jacket to remain comfortable. Temps will be in the low 50s in the early afternoon and in the middle 50s in the late afternoon.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be chillier with the on and off rain pattern continuing. The days will not be washouts. Morning lows will be in the upper 30s and low 40s. Afternoon highs will be near 50 degrees.

Thursday and Friday have a chance to be milder with highs in the middle 50s, partly sunny skies and more scattered showers.

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