Chance of freezing rain, snow between 10 am and 2 pm Thursday in Flint

February 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Wind Energy Tips

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GENESEE COUNTY, MI — Motorists shouldn’t have much trouble during the morning and afternoon commutes on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The worst of the storm should be between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the area will see some freezing rain mixed with snow, said Mike Richter, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

It could lead to some icy roads, said Richter.

Any flooding would be minor, he said.

“It’s not going to warm up enough to completely melt off the snow,” he said.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

On Thursday night and all of Friday, there will be strong winds. Richter said gusts could be as high as 50 to 55 mph. A strong wind watch will be in effect from 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday.

Consumers Energy is preparing for potential outages Thursday and Friday. It has given people some tips to prepare.

Some important tips to
help prepare for a storm include:

  • Charge electronic devices such as cell
    phones and laptop and tablet computers, and have fresh batteries available for
    items such as flashlights and weather radios. 
  • During and after a storm, people are
    advised to stay at least 25 feet from any downed lines and assume that every
    line is “live” and dangerous. Residents are also reminded to not touch anything
    a power line may be touching, including trees, fences, other debris and
    puddles.
  • Have a three-day supply of water and
    non-perishable food available, and don’t forget a first aid kit or any
    prescription medication if needed.  
  • Report any downed wires by calling 9-1-1
    or Consumers Energy at 1-800-477-5050.

 

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