Winter Storm Warning spreads to most of SE Michigan

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February felt good, and today we're heading into March -- which has many of us thinking about springtime. But, unfortunately, we can't get ahead of ourselves. 

Thursday will begin with rain but we'll eventually see it change to snow. 

Some schools are already canceling nighttime classes and activities Thursday due to the snow. You can see the full closures list here

Most of southeast Michigan is under a Winter Weather Advisory, with Livingston and Oakland counties under a Winter Storm Warning. That means those counties are expected to see more snow.  

The roads will likely become a mess for all of us, though, as we deal with the accumulating snow. The morning commute will just be rain, and the snow won't begin until the afternoon. 

The northern communities could see the rain-to-snow transition as early as noon. As the afternoon wears on, we'll see start seeing the snow. Most of us should see the snow by 4 p.m.

Northern communities like Flint and Lapeer should see about 5 in of show. Eastern communities like Port Huron and Mt. Clemens will see about 2-3 inches. The hardest hit areas will be, like we said, in Oakland and Livingston counties where 5-7 inches is expected.

Temperatures will be steady today and for the rest of the week, hovering in the high 30s to low 40s. 

Meanwhile, hang in there, everyone. Spring will be here soon enough. 

Daylight Saving Time begins on March 11, in just 11 days. St Patrick's Day is soon after that and the first day of spring is in just 20 days on March 20. And Easter is only one month away, on April 1 this year.