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Rapidly Falling Temperatures Will Bring Wind Gusts, Icy Roads Tonight

Here's the latest on the Dearborn-area weather.

The story of southeast Michigan's wild January weather continues tonight, as forecasters call for a 40-degree temperature drop accompanied by high winds and snow.

In the Dearborn area — as in all across southeast Michigan — we've experienced snow, sleet, rain, fog and even thunder this week. 

Temperatures hit near the mid-50s Wednesday in Dearborn.

But tonight, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop to the low 20s. There is a 40 percent chance of rain or snow in Dearborn Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The hazardous weather outlook calls for "gusty winds" of up to 40 to 45 mph as well as icy conditions on the roads.

"Temperatures will fall rapidly late today and tonight. ..." according to the statement. "This will allow moisture left from earlier rainfall to freeze creating slick spots on untreated roadways and surfaces.

Check the Dearborn Patch Commute Page for up-to-date traffic conditions, plus accident alerts.

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