Weather related school closings for Friday Feb. 9

With a huge snow storm bearing down on Southeast Michigan, several school districts canceled classes on Thursday before school was even let out - and many more are expected.

We should see between 5 and 9 inches of snow - but some could even see more. The timing is from 12 am Friday to 3 am Saturday. This storm is going to hit all of Southeast Michigan - but the heavier snow amounts will be south of the city.

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It all starts after midnight on Friday when the snow streams into Michigan. The system itself isn't a very large one by snow storm standards BUT it does land itself right on top of Michigan and just stays here. 

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We need to brace ourselves for what we call a "long duration" snow event - one that lasts almost all day. So, beginning just a little bit after midnight, the snow starts. We'll see the heaviest snowfall come at a non-so-perfect time: morning rush hour between 6 and 10 am.