Tuesday Forecast: Cold, Wind, Snow to Create Icy Conditions

Posted at 6:19 AM, Mar 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-19 06:19:07-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Mother Nature is making it clear Tuesday that winter will not leave without a fight, as snow and blowing snow will create tricky driving conditions throughout the day.

Lake-effect snow bands will continue to affect pretty much all of West Michigan, with the most significant snow expected north of I-94.  The accumulations will likely stay only around an inch or two during the daytime, but another inch or two will be likely through Tuesday night and Wednesday as the snow continues.

Winds will be another significant factor through Tuesday in particular, with gusts up to 40 miles per hour expected.  The blowing snow over the roads may keep conditions slippery throughout the day.

A slight break in the snow is likely Tuesday night, but the lake-effect will not end entirely until at least early on Thursday.

Cold air will release its grip a bit heading into the weekend, but temperatures will likely remain below average all the way into next week.

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