Winter Weather Advisory

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The Winter Weather Advisory for much of West Michigan (counties in purple on the map above). The Advisory runs until noon this Wednesday. It includes the lakeshore counties, the next set of counties inland from the lakeshore counties (including Kent and Kalamazoo Counties) and also Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia and Osceola Counties. The NWS says: until

Snow showers will become widespread and will be locally heavy with some blowing and drifting snow. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected with locally higher amounts possible.

Temperatures are cold enough for snow to stick to roads. There will be slippery spots even on main roads and expressways. While not in the Advisory, counties east of the Advisory counties will see snow showers and the possibility of an icy spot.

There is also a Lakeshore Flood Advisory for Muskegon, Ottawa, Allegan, Van Buren and Berrien Counties in Michigan until 4 pm (Wed.)…and there is also a Small Craft Advisory for Lake Michigan for winds up to 30-35 mph and waves as high as 5-9 feet.

Today (Wed.) will be the coldest day of the week with afternoon temps. only in the low 20s. Temps. should moderate back to 40 over the weekend into early next week, so the snow we’re getting will be melting off. Here’s regional radar:

Central Great Lakes sector loop

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NWS graphic showing radar forecast for this evening

Here’s a G.R. National Weather Service Graphic showing the progression of the snow on radar Tue. evening.

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