Heavy Snow Over; Light Mix Still Possible

Posted at 11:29 AM, Feb 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-22 11:29:49-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Bands of heavy snow left accumulations of two to four inches around much of West Michigan early Friday morning, snarling the early commute for drivers in the area.

Snow totals of as much as five inches were reported in places like Ludington and Holland.  Grand Rapids officially recorded 1.9″ at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

The snow moved out of West Michigan by mid-morning, with a break likely through midday.  However, additional lighter snow is seen on the above radar image back into much of Wisconsin; some of this snow will move into Michigan later in the day Friday.

That snow may be accompanied by a mix of light freezing rain or drizzle at times, which may create a thin glaze of ice on some surfaces.  Significant icing issues are not expected on a widespread basis.

Some locations south of Grand Rapids may warm up enough Friday afternoon to change over to some light liquid precipitation as well.

Snow showers will continue off and on during the day Saturday, with another one to two inches possible before a dry day returns Sunday.

You can check out interactive radar and the rest of the 7 Day Forecast on the Weather page.