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Rapidly Falling Temperatures Will Bring Wind Gusts, Icy Roads Tonight

Here's the latest on the Brighton 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 Brighton area — as in all across southeast Michigan — we've experienced snow, sleet, rain, fog and even thunder this week. 

It was 49 degrees at 12 p.m. Wednesday in Brighton.

Tonight, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop to the low 20s. There is a 70 percent chance of snow in Livingston County 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: Breezy with a 60 percent chance of snow with temperatures between 22 and 26 degrees. Wind gusts as high as 30 mph.
  • Friday: Mostly cloudy with temperatures between 16 and 20 degrees.
  • Saturday: Mostly cloudy with temperatures between 21 and 25 degrees.
  • Sunday: Sun and clouds with a high of 29 degrees.

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