Buckle up and be safe on the roads, Detroit.
The weather service is calling for colder temperatures this week, dipping into the 30s and below, with wind and rain Monday night and Tuesday morning, and a 30%-60% chance for light snow driven by the lake effect on Wednesday and Thursday.
And, unfortunately, winter weather conditions typically lead to dangerous driving conditions. So, please be safe this holiday season.
Alex Manion, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake, told the Detroit Free Press that Monday's afternoon highs are forecast to be in the low and mid-50s, across metro Detroit.
There may be some spotty showers, drizzle. Temperatures will drop into the low 40s and rain will be likely in the evening and through early Tuesday morning. By Tuesday, the cold air will start blowing in, with highs in the upper 40s, and falling into the mid-30s by Wednesday.
As for the rest of Michigan? The National Weather Service in Marquette has issued a winter storm watch for late Monday through Tuesday night, and say blizzard conditions are possible.
The storm watch covers Keweenaw and northern Houghton counties, both on the Keweenaw Peninsula, the northernmost part of the U.P. where the land juts into Lake Superior.
"Several inches of snow are expected, and strong winds with gusts to 50-60 mph will lead to blowing snow and possible white-out conditions," the NWS posted online. "Travel will be difficult, especially for the Tuesday morning commute."
Michigan Winter Driving Safety Tips
Buckfire Law wants you and your family to stay safe on the roads this December. By following these tips and advice, you’ll be ready for winter driving. And remember: Ice and snow, take it slow.
• First snow or ice: Drivers often aren’t prepared for winter driving and forget to take it slow. Remember to drive well below the posted speed limit and leave plenty of room between cars.
• Black ice: Roads that seem dry may actually be slippery –- and dangerous. Take it slow when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges or shady areas –- all are hot spots for black ice.
• Limited visibility: Stay attentive and reduce speed. Know what's going on around you.
• Four-wheel drive: On snow and ice, go slowly, no matter what type of vehicle you drive. Even if you have an SUV with four-wheel drive you may not be able to stop any faster, or maintain control any better, once you lose traction. Four-wheel drive may get you going faster, but it won't help you stop sooner.
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- Notify of the police of the accident, especially if they do not come to the accident scene.
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- Get the drivers license number and license plate number of the other vehicles in the crash.
- Take photographs on your phone of damage to your car and other vehicles.
- Get the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of all witnesses to the accident
- Report the accident to your own auto insurance company after the accident
- Request an Application for No-Fault Insurance Benefits from your insurance agent
- Contact our experienced attorneys to advise you on your rights and to begin pursuing your claims
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