Rapidly Falling Temperatures Will Bring Wind Gusts, Icy Roads Tonight

Here's the latest on the Royal Oak-area weather.

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 Royal Oak-area — as in all across southeast Michigan — we've experienced snow, sleet, rain, fog and even thunder this week. 

It was 55 degrees at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Royal Oak.

Tonight, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop to the low 20s. There is a 90 percent chance of snow in Royal Oak beginning after midnight.

The hazardous weather outlook calls for "gusty winds" of up to 40 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 10 and 26 degrees.
  • Friday: Sun and clouds with temperatures between 8 and 20 degrees.
  • Saturday: A chance of snow with temperatures between 16 and 24 degrees.
  • Sunday: Sun and clouds with a high of 29 degrees.


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