Wintry Mix Expected To Wreak Havoc On Michigan This Weekend

Flooding, icy roads and power outages are all possible

WWJ News
January 08, 2020 - 2:28 pm
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(WWJ) Forecasters are keeping an eye on an ominous a mix of precipitation — including rain, freezing rain, snow and sleet — that could make for dangerous conditions in Michigan this weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, a winter weather system making its way to the state will first bring rain on Friday, transitioning to a wintry mix on Saturday.

Flooding is possible along and south of I-94, and the wintry mix will impact areas to the north. 

Forecasters warn that flooding, power outages and treacherous travel are all expected. 

In metro Detroit. the NWS says widespread flooding may be the biggest problem; with road closures possible across Southeast Michigan due to flooding. 

It will get up above 50 degrees in the Detroit area on a rainy Friday into Saturday, WWJ AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean Devore says temperatures will get much colder Saturday night, and we could end with some wintry perception and some snow. 

How much is what we don't know. 

The NWS says because forecasters can't determine when the rain will switch over to freezing rain or snow, they can't yet predict just how bad the roads could get. 

Forecasters warn, however, that there is the potential for significant ice or snow accumulation — particularly in areas along or north of I-69. 

Looking at Thursday, DeVore says the Detroit area could see some rain or drizzle with higher-than-normal temps hanging out in the 40s. 

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