Bracing for the storm: Winter weather warnings, advisories start at 3 am

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A winter storm is brewing, expected to impact SE Michigan in Friday's early morning hours.

The widespread snowfall has sparked warnings and watches across the area, from 3 a.m. Friday to midnight Friday. All of which will make the morning commute a battle for drivers. 

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The hardest hit will be areas south of Eight Mile road with a Winter Storm Warning issued calling snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches for Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe counties.

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Farther north, a Winter Storm Advisory has been issued for Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer and St. Clair Counties.

Those areas are expected to get between 4 and 7 inches of snow. 

The snowfall is expected to stretch into Saturday with the system possible stretching into 27 hours straight of snow.

More than 700 schools are closed for Friday - get the school closings here:

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