A Sunday night snowfall followed by early Monday morning rain resulted in the first "snow day" of the 2012-13 school year in Rochester.
The district announced the school closing, due to "hazardous conditions," around 5 a.m.
More than 75 school districts in southeast Michigan were closed Monday, according to various news reports. Avondale Schools were also closed.
The wintry mix began in Rochester at about 7 p.m. Sunday. About 3 inches of snow fell before midnight; the snowfall was followed by freezing rain.
But today's "snow" day may not be just that: temperatures were expected to reach near 50 degrees Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. On Tuesday, the high temperature will be near 60 degrees, forecasters say. The rain is expected to continue both days.
By Wednesday, snow will return to the area, with temperatures forecast in the 20s.