Lake-Effect Continues, But Impact to Decrease Friday

Posted at 3:18 AM, Feb 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-01 03:18:09-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Many areas in West Michigan will continue to see lake-effect snow showers during the day Friday, but the trend will see that snow become lighter and less widespread throughout the day.

As of 3:00 A.M. Friday, the primary band of lake-effect snow was situated from around Zeeland through Allegan County near Hopkins southeastward toward Battle Creek.  Those locations, as well as much of the rest of Allegan, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren counties, will likely pick up an additional two to five inches through Friday afternoon.

Snow started to shift out of the Grand Rapids area Thursday evening, allowing road crews to catch up a bit to the snow.  Another inch or two is possible especially in southern Kent County Friday, but the overall impact will be less around Grand Rapids than it was on Thursday.

A couple of disturbances will swing through the Great Lakes over the weekend, providing a couple of additional opportunities for more snow.  Temperatures will rebound a bit, into the low 30s again by Monday.

Check out FOX 17 Morning News from 5:00 to 9:00 A.M. for the latest on the snow this morning.  Meteorologist Kevin Craig will also be in to help you plan your weekend, as well as act as our unofficial ‘groundhog’ and see whether winter weather will stick around for a while.

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