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Dangerous Wind Chills, Heavy Snow In Forecast

Posted at 2:38 PM, Jan 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-03 19:14:41-05

WEST MICHIGAN — Our cold and snowy winter is about to get even colder and snowier. More wicked wintry weather is moving in for the second half of the weekend.

After a mild day Saturday with highs near 30 degrees, a blast of dangerously cold air invades Sunday. In addition, a weather system moving in from the south promises to spread accumulating snow back into West Michigan, heaviest along and south of I-96.  This image from our in-house computer model, Future Track, shows the setup at 7:00pm Saturday. The threat of snow continues into Sunday as well.  Behind this system, much colder air moves in for Sunday night into Tuesday.

All of West Michigan is under a wind chill advisory from Sunday night all the way until Tuesday afternoon. Wind chills are expected to be between 25 and 35 below zero.

Parts of West Michigan are under a winter storm watch from 7:00pm Saturday through 1:00AM Monday. Over six inches of snow is possible. This watch includes the counties of Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, and Calhoun.

Much more coming up on FOX 17 News. The latest radar is always available at http://www.fox17online.com/weather