Frigid temperatures freeze Mid-Michigan

As we head towards the middle of the week, and Christmas, temperatures are preparing to plummet.

Single digits across Mid-Michigan, and negative in our northern counties, will hold residents in an icy grip while power remains out for many.

Staying warm is the key, there are two related stories below that give expected times for power restoration and Consumers Energy mobile command where hot meals are being provided.

Snow showers overnight will bring an inch or two across our southern counties towards Saginaw, the same area hammered by ice over the weekend.

A clipper will dive through on Christmas Day bringing another inch of snow keeping it white but still dark for many.

We can expect some sunshine towards the end of the week but another arctic blast arrives over the weekend.

IMPORTANT: Winds on Christmas will increase in speed.

This poses a threat to ice covered trees and power lines that will not have thawed by this point.

Prepare for the possibility of more power outages, even if yours has been restored by this point, you do not want to be caught off guard.

Stay warm, stay bundled up, and watch your step as some roads and sidewalks remain frozen and ice covered.