Michigan school closings roll in ahead of Wednesday's winter storm

With more than a foot of snow about to fall in Metro Detroit, parents everywhere should be ready to have their kids at home with them this week as schools will be closed - possibly for a couple of days.

Around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 hours before the snow is even supposed to start, many districts have already canceled classes or gone virtual for Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning Tuesday afternoon as the confidence is growing in snow totals and location.  All told, we're looking at between 8 and 12 inches of snow for southeast Michigan - and some parts could get more. 

Some districts are closing while others, including Detroit, have to have virtual learning days as they are out of school closing days. It's important to check the full closing list below and see each school's plan for the snow day.

Full list: School closings across southeast Michigan

It's going to be the biggest snow system since December of 2016 and perhaps a top 10 snowstorm of all time. 

Following the snow will come an extremely frigid BLAST of air.  High temperatures to end the week won't get out of the teens and overnight lows Friday night will plummet to -1 with a windchill of -15 degrees.

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So with all of those factors, expect to be keeping your kids home from school for either no school or virtual classes. 

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