Plummeting Temperatures Will Bring Wind Gusts, Icy Roads
Oakland Township and Lake Orion will experience a snowy deep freeze lasting through the weekend, says the National Weather Service, which has issued a hazardous weather outlook.
The story of southeast Michigan's wild January weather continues, as forecasters call for a 20-degree temperature drop overnight accompanied by high winds and snow.
In Oakland Township and Lake Orion – as in all southeast Michigan – we've experienced snow, sleet, rain, fog and even thunder this week.
It was 43 degrees at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the communities. But, temperatures were expected to nosedive to the low 20s, according to the National Weather Service. There also was an 80 percent chance of rain turning to snow overnight and lasting into Thursday. A hazardous weather outlook and wind advisory call for winds gusts of up to 45 miles per hour, as well as icy conditions on the roads.
Here's what's in the forecast for the rest of the week:
- Thursday: Snow with a high of 24 degrees.
- Friday: Snow with a high of 18 degrees.
- Saturday: A high of 22 degrees with a chance of snow.
- Sunday: A high of 26 degrees under partly sunny skies.