Rain makes ice, closing some Mid-Mich. schools - WNEM TV 5

Rain makes ice, closing some Mid-Mich. schools

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Rain is leading to ice in some parts of Mid-Michigan, closing schools in rural areas and knocking out electricity.

Consumers Energy says hundreds of people lost power in downtown Flint Friday morning. Lapeer schools in Lapeer County told kids to stay home because rural roads are too slick.

The weekend also is starting early for some schools in the Thumb as well as in Isabella, Clare, Oakland and Mecosta counties.

>>To read a list of area school closings, click here.<<

Schools in Mid-Michigan's northern counties also closed due to the rain and slick roads. Schools in Arenac, Gladwin, Clare, Roscommon and Ogemaw counties shuttered their doors on Friday.

Despite the slippery roads, the weather is expected to turn much warmer in much of Michigan this weekend with high temperatures in the 50s.

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