GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Widespread showers and freezing rain moved into West Michigan Monday. While most saw melt immediately after, Newaygo, Montcalm and Mecosta Counties will have to watch for a few more power outage possibilities before the night is done.
As of Monday evening, most Winter Weather Advisories have expired. Mecosta, Montcalm, and Newaygo Counties will still be in effect through 8 p.m.
This ice storm could have been even more widespread if temperatures hadn’t warmed through the day.
For areas north of a line from Newaygo to Greenville, temperatures will fall below freezing all night. This could allow a few more outages to pop up. It’s in this area where the most serious impacts are expected.
As much as 0.30 inches of freezing rain was reported in Greenville with thundersnow reported at the Central Michigan University campus. A tornado-warned storm slid just south of Michigan on Monday through northern Indiana. The forecast will quiet down by Tuesday morning, with a touch of sunshine possible Tuesday afternoon.
Another small system is expected Wednesday morning with a light wintry mix. Some could fall as freezing rain. Most of the day will be warm with highs climbing into the mid-40s.
Snow is possible Friday and could be heavy for some. The forecast track is still not set in stone but the potential for at least 6 inches of new snow is high enough to bare watching.
For the latest on the snow chances for Friday stay with Storm Team.