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Winter Storm Warning Takes Effect Tonight for Southeast Michigan

Five to eight inches of snow are possible by Friday afternoon.

If today's mild temperatures seemed to good to be true, it's because they were.

The National Weather Service forecast shows that five to eight inches of snow are likely throughout southeast Michigan by Friday night. The NWS has issued a winter storm warning that will take effect at 10 p.m. The storm is expected to start with a rain-snow mix tonight before becoming all snow.

"The snow will become heavy during the overnight hours when a few rumbles of thunder will also be possible," according to the NWS. "The snow will slowly diminish through the day on Friday."

The weather service also cautions that the snow will "lean toward the heavy and wet variety."

High wind gusts may also be a factor for those driving, as they may lead to blowing and drifting snow on the roads.

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