Wednesday Forecast Update: Lake-Effect Snow Continues

Posted at 10:33 AM, Mar 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-13 10:33:39-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Snow showers will continue into the afternoon, with the most consistent bands falling along and west of a line from Muskegon to Battle Creek.

Between snow Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, some parts of West Michigan had already reported between two and four inches of snowfall, with the highest amounts in Allegan, Van Buren, western Kalamazoo, and Berrien counties.

Additional snow accumulations will be fairly minor the rest of the day, as snow will gradually diminish into the afternoon.  However, sporadic bursts of heavier snow may still limit visibility at times.  One such very narrow band was moving through parts of Montcalm, Ionia, and Clinton counties as of 10:00 A.M.

Despite the snow and temperatures in the 20s Wednesday morning, road conditions were not as bad as may have been expected.  Highway speeds were being indicated as close to normal as of 10:00 A.M.  Still, wet pavement should be treated as potentially slick, especially on ramps, bridges, and overpasses.

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