TODAY'S FORECAST: Rain, temperature drop throughout the day


It was 50 degrees at 4:30 East China Township. Watch for slippery road conditions through the remainder of the morning drive. Because of freezing rain and black ice, motorists were discouraged from driving unless it was necessary.

The Winter Weather Advisory affects portions of southeast MI and will be in effect until 7 p.m.

A strong Arctic cold front moves through Friday afternoon with a sharp drop in temperatures from the low 40s into the middle teens across the Valley.

Thursday there will be rain or freezing rain before 4 p.m. then a chance of rain, snow and freezing rain between 4-5 p.m. Lake Wind Advisories are issued for most East Texas counties. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Saturday isn't expected to see above-freezing temperatures, with a high of only 29 degrees and a low Saturday night of 13. The wind is flowing in from the north and moving at about 15-25 miles per hour, and gusting higher than that.

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Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Westerly wind 10 to 20 miles per hour.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Winds will be from the north, turn southerly in the afternoon. Partly sunny, with a high near 1 below. North wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. A few stray flurries may be possible overnight across far northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas but the odds will remain very low. Monday night, a chance of snow showers. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Tonight, rain likely, mainly before midnight.

Saturday night, there will be a low of 6, according to the weather service.

A chance of snow after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. There's a slight chance rain could end as a mix/snow Saturday evening.