Rain starts overnight as forecast; drivers urged to be cautious
Weather forecasters promised that rain would start overnight, and by morning the downpour was well under way in Ann Arbor.
By 6 a.m., Washtenaw County's roads were accident-free, even as drivers remained warned by the National Weather Service that conditions could change.
Several school closings were reported northeast of Metro Detroit, but none were listed in Washtenaw County.
According to the forecast, "Rain will taper off to drizzle after 7 a.m. Some sleet may mix in with the rain at times."
Motorists should be prepared for wet roads, and areas of Chelsea and Dexter at higher elevations may see some freezing rain at times, according to the forecast.
The morning temperature was 33, with a high of 55 expected. A chance of more rain - this time with snow - returns Wednesday night.