Within the next 48 hours be prepared to use everything weather related in your home or car because this weather is about to get tricky. For today, Wednesday Feb. 16, the weather is supposed to warm up with temperatures reaching almost 50 degrees, however, wind chills will be in the teens to low 20s. There is a wind advisory in effect for all of Metro Detroit from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. A flood watch was also issued by the National Weather Service late Wednesday for Metro Detroit, with the exception of Lapeer, Livingston, and Sanilac counties. Towards 4 p.m., an area of rain will move in from the west northwest and Scattered light rain is possible from 4 p.m. until about 7 p.m., but heavier rain will begin after 8 p.m. and will be the heaviest after midnight.
A winter storm watch was also issued by the National Weather Service for Metro Detroit on Thursday. Both ice and an accumulation of snow will become more likely in the afternoon/evening on Thursday. Experts are saying they expect between 3-6in of snow by Friday morning.
Despite our road crews staying on top of things, Friday’s commute will be rough: The temperatures will drop, resulting in ice and slippery conditions so please be carful going to and from work and school Friday. Wind chills will reach subzero Friday morning, but the afternoon sunshine will warm us up with temperatures rising to the low and mid 20s, just in time for the start of the Winter Blast Festival in Royal Oak. If you plan on going to the Winter Blast Festival, keep in mind the temperatures will be in the low 30s on Saturday, but will reach the 40’s on Sunday.