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Snow Day! Hundreds Of Metro Detroit Schools Closed Tuesday

February 12, 2019 - 6:15 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Kids across southeast Michigan are getting a day off after a winter storm brought sleet and freezing rain to the area.

More than 700 schools are closed or delayed Tuesday — including all Detroit public schools.

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A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 3 p.m. Wednesday. Forecasters say a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected, with total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations up to a quarter of an inch. Wind gusts between 30 and 40 mph are also expected. 

Travel will be difficult as roads will be snow covered or icy. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility to near whiteout conditions at times. The hazardous conditions will impact the Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning commutes.

Forecasters say there will be a lull in the wintry precipitation late Tuesday afternoon into the early evening as temperatures warm into the mid-30s to around 40 degrees before dropping into the lower 20s Tuesday night. Scattered snow squalls will be around late Tuesday night into Wednesday with additional light snow accumulations and near whiteout conditions at times.

Here's a look at the forecast from the WWJ Weather Team:

Tuesday -- Cloudy, a little rain at times, watch for ice early in the day, then snow overnight. High 38. Low 25.

Wednesday -- A few morning flurries; otherwise, cloudy and breezy. High 29. Low 24.

Thursday -- Cloudy; milder. High 42. Low 31.

Friday -- Some morning snow; remaining cloudy. High 34. Low 18.

Saturday -- Mostly cloudy; chilly. High 28. Low 17.

Sunday -- Times of clouds and sun; chilly. High 28. Low 20.

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