WEST MICHIGAN — Lake effect snow showers will increase as we head through the morning for portions of West Michigan. Westerly winds this morning are allowing lake effect bands to become west-east orientated this morning allowing snow showers to stay along and west of US 131. Winds however will shift more northwesterly throughout the morning and afternoon allowing lake effect bands to become oriented from northwest to southeast. This shift in wind direction will essentially confine most of the heaviest snow showers to stay along and south of Interstate 96.
Snow showers should intensify in the early morning hours and continue through late afternoon and early evening. Most of the snow should taper off by around 5pm tonight. Accumulations will be heaviest along the Lakeshore from southern Ottawa County, through Allegan and Van Buren Counties where three to six inches of additional snowfall will be possible today. Snow totals will taper as you head east, areas along US-131 should expect an additional two to four inches of snow throughout the day.
Temperatures will remain cool throughout the afternoon as well, with afternoon high temperatures only reaching into the low 20’s.