Bone-chilling cold continues to grip southeast Michigan - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Bone-chilling cold continues to grip southeast Michigan

Posted: Updated:

- Over 50 schools closed Wednesday
- Snow showers expected during afternoon hours
- Wind chill advisory in effect until 9 a.m.

DETROIT (WJBK) -- A bitter cold snap continues to grip Michigan, forcing school closures and prompting warming centers to extend hours for those most at risk.

Weather Authority Ben Bailey says temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees are expected Wednesday in the Detroit area. Detroit's low temperature Tuesday was 1 degree.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for several counties in Michigan, including Genesee, Lapeer, Sanilac and St. Clair counties locally from 7:00 p.m. tonight until 9:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Over 50 schools and organizations have canceled classes Wednesday. Click here to get a full list.

Two warming centers in Detroit extended their hours Tuesday to accommodate rising demand, while sheriff's deputies patrol in search of homeless people in danger of freezing.

Overnight lows will dip to 10 degrees.

Meanwhile, a shelter for the homeless in Traverse City says a record number of people took refuge there because of bitter cold. Operators say 66 people showed up at Central United Methodist on Monday night, breaking the previous high of 57.

 

Click here to track current conditions in SE Mich.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:48:38 GMT
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
  • Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:26:48 GMT
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
  • Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:57:45 GMT
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices