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Rapidly Falling Temperatures Will Bring Wind Gusts, Icy Roads Tonight

Here's the latest on weather in the Shelby Township and Utica-area.

The story of southeast Michigan's wild January weather continues tonight, as forecasters call for a 40-degree temperature drop accompanied by high winds and snow.

In the Shelby Township and Utica-area — as in all across southeast Michigan — we've experienced snow, sleet, rain, fog and even thunder this week. 

It was 52 degrees at noon Wednesday in Shelby Township and Utica.

Tonight, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop to the low 20s. There is a 50 percent chance of rain/snow in Shelby Township and Utica beginning at about 1 p.m.

The hazardous weather outlook calls for "gusty winds" of up to 40 to 45 mph as well as icy conditions on the roads.

"Temperatures will fall rapidly late today and tonight. ..." according to the statement. "This will allow moisture left from earlier rainfall to freeze creating slick spots on untreated roadways and surfaces.

Here's what's in the forecast for the rest of the week:

  • Thursday: A chance of snow with temperatures between 13 and 25 degrees.
  • Friday: Mostly cloudy skies with temperatures between 12 and 19 degrees.
  • Saturday: A chance of snow with temperatures between 17 and 24 degrees.
  • Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 29 degrees.

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