Wednesday Forecast: Snow Ending, Still Chilly

Posted at 5:18 AM, Feb 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-20 05:18:19-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — While lake-effect snow will continue much of the day Wednesday, it will gradually become lighter and more isolated throughout the day.

Accumulations will generally be limited to around an inch on average west of U.S. 131, with no accumulation inland.  Temperatures will start in the teens and only get into the mid 20s in the afternoon.  Winds from the northwest at ten to twenty miles per hour will cause wind chills to remain in the single digits and teens throughout the day.

Lingering effects of snow from Tuesday will still result in  icy spots on the roads.  Muskegon officially recorded a daily record of 6.9″ of snow, with reports as high as ten inches in Muskegon Township and the Spring Lake area.  Grand Rapids only received 1.3″ officially at the airport, but higher totals were reported elsewhere in Kent County.

Skies will start to clear out late Wednesday and Wednesday night, with sunshine in the forecast for Thursday.

However, another shot of snow will likely move through early Friday, causing the potential for another tricky commute Friday morning.

You can watch FOX 17 Morning News for updated information through 9:00 A.M., and check out the rest of the 7 Day Forecast on the Weather page.