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A strong low pressure system brought all kinds of weather to Southeast Michigan to round out the work week. Southerly flow out ahead of the system on Thursday allowed temperatures to soar into the upper 50s melting much of the snow from earlier in the week! This warmth was short-lived as cold, arctic air came back in with a vengeance early Friday morning. Northwesterly flow behind the frontal boundary plummeted temperatures back into the 20s as it moved southeast across the area. Rain overnight on Thursday and into early Friday, changed over to freezing rain for a short time before changing over to all snow.  A Winter Weather Advisory was issued on Friday for freezing rain and heavy snow that made the morning commute a challenge. Snow amounts across Southeast Michigan ranged from 1 to 5 inches. The snow finally ended by Friday afternoon, leaving behind snow-covered ground and cold temps once again.
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