Overnight snowfall and more on the way has resulted in a "snow day" in Royal Oak.
The Royal Oak district announced the school closing at around 5:30 a.m. Other closings include St. Paul Lutheran School, St. Mary Catholic School and Shrine Catholic Schools.
A Winter Weather Advisory expires at 7 p.m. Friday after a low-pressure system moved into southeastern Michigan overnight, bringing the threat of snow with it.
While Royal Oak was only forecasted to receive between two and four inches overnight, areas north of M-59 could see up to eight inches of snow, the National Weather Service says.
The snow will continue to fall until 10 a.m. with the high reaching 31 degrees today. A total daytime accumulation of one to three inches is possible.
Tonight, the low will get down to 12 degrees, though the only precipitation forecasted for the weekend is rain on Sunday night.
The City of Royal Oak has declared a snow emergency, meaning vehicles are to remain off city streets until plow trucks have gone through the area. "Once a snow emergency is called and plowing begins, it takes approximately 24-36 hours to plow all city streets, depending on how much snow has fallen," according to the city.
Drivers are urged to take their time during the morning commute. Roads are snow covered and slippery.