Schools close ahead of significant winter storm packing snow and ice

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (2/11/2019) - Schools in Mid-Michigan are closing for Tuesday in advance of a significant winter storm bringing snow and ice to the entire region.

As of 7:30 p.m., several schools in Saginaw County canceled classes hours before the storm reached the area. They were joined by schools in Bay and Shiawassee counties, along with Thumb-area schools, later in the evening.

CLOSINGS: Click here for the full list of school and organization closings in Mid-Michigan.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Saginaw, Sanilac, Tuscola and all counties to the north from 3 a.m. Tuesday through 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Genesee, Gratiot, Lapeer and Shiawassee counties to the south are under a Winter Weather Advisory from midnight Monday night through 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Precipitation will move over the area during the early morning hours Tuesday from south to north and start as all snow. For the southern parts of Mid-Michigan, the snow will change to rain and freezing rain, then back to snow during the day Tuesday.

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Areas north of Saginaw Bay will receive about 8 to 10 inches of snow from early Tuesday through Wednesday evening.

The Tri-Cities, Thumb and areas west of Saginaw Bay will see about 5 to 8 inches of snow with some rain and freezing rain mixed in.

The Flint area and counties along I-69 to the south will see less snow -- about 3 to 5 inches total -- as more of the precipitation falls as rain and freezing rain.

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