More Snow Tonight, Over the Weekend

Posted at 10:41 AM, Feb 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-01 10:41:11-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Lake-effect snow will continue to diminish during the day Friday, but the next system to bring accumulating snow to West Michigan will be right on its heels Friday night.

Bands of lake snow began to break up a bit Friday morning, but are not likely to end completely through the rest of the daytime.  However, additional snow accumulation will stay an inch or less for most of West Michigan.  Peeks of sunshine are also possible between and outside of the snow bands.

Temperatures, however, will remain very cold; readings will stay in the teens with wind chills in the single digits or even below zero throughout the day.

An area of low-pressure will slide to the south of the state Friday night through Saturday, spreading new snow showers across most of the area.  That will result in a widespread one to three inches of new snow through Saturday morning.

However, still-cold air moving over the lake will enhance the snow along the lakeshore, especially between South Haven and Muskegon.  Those enhanced snow bands may spread inland into Kent County, resulting in higher amounts of two to five inches in areas that include Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Grand Haven and Holland.

As a result, road conditions will likely still be tricky across much of the area Saturday.  Lighter snow will continue in spots through the rest of Saturday and into early Sunday as well.

Chief Meteorologist Rick Mecklenburg will have more on that part of the forecast, and a gradual warming trend in the 7 Day Forecast, on later editions of FOX 17 News.

You can always check out the full forecast and interactive radar on the Weather page.