Rain, sleet, snow -- A look at how different precipitation types form

Precipitation types: How they form

DETROIT – We’re expecting some precipitation Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Meteorologist Paul Gross explains the types of precipitation -- rain, sleet and snow -- and when they’re expected to form in the Metro Detroit area.

Snow is expected at about midnight Wednesday, whereas sleet is expected at 7 a.m. followed by 8 a.m. freezing rain.

Watch the full report in the video above.

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About the Author:

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.