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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 8:24 p.m.

Rain may cause slippery roadways in Ann Arbor

By Julie Baker

The National Weather Service is advising motorists that rain Thursday evening may cause slippery roadways across southeast Michigan.

The weather service says the rain will spread north throughout the evening. While most locations will remain above freezing, pockets of near-freezing temperatures may produce light freezing rain. The most notable potential for icing will occur this evening while initial rainfall remains rather light. A light rain was starting in the Ann Arbor area just before 8 p.m.

Tonight's low is at 34 degrees F, and heavier rain is expected overnight. The heavier rain is expected to limit the potential of widespread slick roadways.

The Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety even issued a Nixle alert just before 8 p.m. warning motorists to use caution on roadways.

Friday will bring overcast skies with more rain and a high around 52 degrees. Rainfall amounts up to 0.2 inches are possible, according to forecasts.

See updated weather information on's weather page.



Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 1:50 p.m.

I predict accidents on US23, M14, and I-94. Especially where they intersect.


Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 12:58 p.m.

Thanks for the article. Some people forget how quickly roads can ice up following a winter rain.


Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 3:53 a.m.

However obvious the warning may be, if it prevents one crash, or saves one life, it will be worth it.

Rick Stevens

Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 2:41 a.m.

'...rain Thursday evening may cause slippery roadways across southeast Michigan.' And snow, and cold weather, and the bridges freeze first, and fog, darkness, non-functioning lights, etc. I guess everyone should stay home until it's sunny, 65F and dry. And then there'd a warning about heavy traffic...

mike gatti

Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 2:41 a.m.

sun may cause shiny road ways. Paint may cause colored road ways. snow may cause snowy road ways. pot holes may cause bumpy road ways. there now we have a month's worth of headlines