Farmington gets a white Christmas, skating rink opens

According to the National Weather Service, Farmington and Farmington Hills will be getting a white Christmas, although the snowfall may make holiday travel difficult.

A winter weather advisory goes into effect at 1 p.m., with 2-4 inches forecast across southeast Michigan. The snow is expected to last until 10 p.m. Motorists should be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities.

The Riley Park Ice Rink is ready for skaters. (Facebook photo)

In addition to the snow, temperatures will plunge during the week between Christmas and New Year’s, with highs in the 20s and lows in single digits – perfect weather for skaters celebrating the December 24, 10 a.m., opening of the Riley Park Ice Rink.

Crews have worked since late November to get the downtown Farmington rink ready, with progress delayed by a December 12 snowstorm. The rink’s first formal event, a Karaoke skate, happens January 5. Learn more on the Riley Park Ice Rink Facebook page.

Here’s what local forecasters are expecting for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: