Snow to Diminish, But More Ahead

Posted at 10:56 AM, Feb 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-04 10:56:06-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Snow showers will taper off from northwest to southeast the rest of the day Monday, but another low-pressure system will bring widespread snow to West Michigan Tuesday.

Several quick-moving storm systems, often referred to as “Alberta Clippers,” will make their way through the Great Lakes over the next few days.

Snow developed Monday morning as the commute started, snarling traffic around much of the region.  Snow totals were not particularly high as of 11:00 A.M., but the timing of the fresh snowfall made the morning drive a slow one as roads quickly became snow-covered and slushy.

The snow showers from that system will leave the area Monday afternoon, allowing for a break that will last until early Tuesday.  Snow will then develop again by mid- or late-morning as another low-pressure system moves toward the region.

Snow accumulations Tuesday will likely be between two and four inches.  Another shot of snow, perhaps mixed with rain as temperatures start to climb, will be likely Wednesday night and Thursday.

Temperatures will continue to warm into the weekend; check out the 7 Day Forecast on the Weather page for all the details.