Metro Detroit weather: Freezing rain expected tonight; icy Wednesday morning

Winter weather advisory in effect Wednesday morning

DETROIT – The rest of today is calm and cool with temps in the mid to upper 30s which is where we started the day early this morning.

Partly sunny skies should break free of clouds from time to time allowing some sunshine into Metro Detroit. Clouds thicken this evening ahead of a dangerous weather scenario.

Winter weather advisory

We are under a Winter weather advisory from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday for dangerous driving and tricky travel. Freezing rain and sleet are likely after 2 a.m. with our North Zone seeing some snow and sleet mixing in too. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s as rain moves in overnight freezing on contact with the ground.

We may see some areas getting 0.10 inches of ice, while others may see 0.25 inches of freezing rain or ice which will be nasty to drive in and could also cause power outages around SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario.

We should see freezing rain switching to rain after 11 a.m. and rain showers will be around into the mid afternoon before drying out temporarily. Highs will slowly climb into the upper 30s with winds NE 5-12 mph.

More rain showers arrive late Thursday with the chance for some of us to see more freezing rain Thursday depending on the timing. This should be mainly plain rain through the afternoon and evening Thursday with temps in the upper 20s to low 30s in the morning and afternoon highs in the mid 40s or warmer and becoming breezy.

The winds will really crank Friday and Saturday as cooler air arrives to end the work and school week with 20s and blustery conditions.

Snow chance

It’s a cold but dry Saturday with 1-3 inches of snow possible Sunday. 

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