7:50 a.m. Friday: Overnight snow prompted the Lake Orion Community Schools, Rochester Community Schools and Romeo Community Schools districts to cancel classes Friday.
The districts were among more than 680 throughout Metro Detroit to do so following an overnight snowfall, according to clickondetroit.com.
The National Weather Service said snow showers were possible until noon Friday, with new accumulation up to 3 inches and wind gusts as high as 30 miles per hour in Oakland Township and Lake Orion.
We asked readers on the Oakland Township-Lake Orion Facebook page how they plan to keep their kids busy on this snow day and here are some their responses.
- Becki Smith Bayley: Sleep in!
- Crissy Slocum Jurj: Sledding and snowman building for us
[How do you plan to keep your kids busy today? Leave a comment!]
Thursday: Prepare yourself for a snowy commute Friday morning, Oakland Township and Lake Orion.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of southeast Michigan, including Oakland County, beginning Thursday evening and lasting until noon Friday. Up to 5 inches of snow could fall Thursday night, with up to 3 more inches possible Friday morning, the forecasting agency warns.
"Roads will become snow-covered and slippery, affecting the morning commute on Friday," the NWS says.
The high Friday is expected to be 27, with a low of 6 degrees, and wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour will be possible, according to the National Weather Service.