GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An impactful system with a lot of water and snow rolled right over West Michigan Friday with gusty winds and pockets of power outages.

Snow was very heavy and wet, causing immediate compaction. Snow reports were heaviest southeast of Grand Rapids in places like Battle Creek and Jackson.

Wind and snow will quickly depart, making way for a warm and quiet weekend. There is a small system that will swing through Saturday night into Sunday.

If you are planning on shoveling be very careful. The weight of the snow will be exceptionally heavy due to high water content. Heart attacks are common during heavy shoveling. Experts recommend starting slow, taking frequent breaks and listening to your body if you attempt to shovel this weekend.

Cold air will continue to make appearances for the month of March. While the weekend will be mild, the next 8-14 days will likely lean cooler than average.

This isn’t a guarantee for more heavy snow, but it does mean snow is far from gone for the season for West Michigan. Stay with Storm Team 8 for the latest forecasts and updates.