Storm Or No Storm This Weekend

Posted at 10:55 PM, Dec 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-17 04:13:51-05

WEST MICHIGAN — There’s plenty of talk (around our newsroom) of a major winter storm possibly affecting the area Saturday night/Sunday morning. The attached photo is a snapshot from one of our computer forecast models Saturday night.

Notice the outline map of the United States. The storm system or low pressure area is predicted to be over western Tennessee by this weekend, and most models have this system tracking up the Appalachian mountain range and missing most of Michigan. The purple, blue, and green on the map denotes accumulated precipitation. Notice the heaviest precipitation stays south and east of Michigan, but if the low pressure system tracks further to the north and west, Michigan could be pounded by several inches of system snow.

It’s still too early to tell, but all of this certainly bears watching over the next few days. Hopefully, we’ll see more of our forecast models converge on a solution instead of differing in what they see.

Make sure to stay up on forecasts throughout the week if the track should change.

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