The above map is the latest Winter Weather Advisory. It’s for today (Monday). At the moment I write this, it covers all counties from Allegan, Barry, Eaton and Ingham Counties to the north. The southern counties (along I-94 and south) will see temps. at or above freezing for this event. There are various start and stop times for individual counties:

For Allegan, Barry, Eaton and Clinton Counties: 7 am to noon for generally less than 1″ of snow and 1/10th inch of freezing rain.

For Ottawa, Kent, Ionia and Clinton Counties: 7 am to 3 pm for up to 1″ of snow and 1/10th inch of freezing rain.

For Mason, Oceana and Muskegon Counties: 9 am to 5 pm for 1″ of snow and up to 2/10ths inch of freezing rain.

For Lake, Newaygo, Mecosta and Isabella Counties: 9 am to 8 pm for 1-3″ of snow and 2/10ths inch of freezing rain.

For Osceola and Clare Counties: 9 am to 10 pm for 2-5″ of snow and 1/10th inch of ice.

Graphic from the Grand Rapids National Weather Service on the weather today
Graphic from the G.R. NWS on the precipitation today

Lower Michigan radar


Keep an eye on your vehicle thermometer. Temperatures were below freezing overnight, so the ground is cold. The most likely area to find icy patches today is north and northeast of Grand Rapids. Here’s current Michigan weather observations.

Severe Weather Outlook Map for Monday PM/night

We’ll also have to keep an eye on thunderstorms to our south Monday PM. The Storm Prediction Center has a Slight Risk Area out for much of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The Marginal Risk (dark green on the map above) comes up to the Michigan/Indiana border. SPC says: “Thunderstorms may produce damaging gusts across the Ohio Valley today. At least a few tornadoes are also possible, especially across Ohio this afternoon.”

There is a separate thread for you to read about the thunderstorms threat to our south this PM.