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Timing, Not Amount, Of Snow May Cause Issues Tuesday P.M.

Posted at 7:39 AM, Jan 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-14 07:39:34-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A quick-moving burst of moderate to heavy snow will work its way through West Michigan Tuesday afternoon, potentially creating headaches for afternoon commuters around the region.

A potent area of low pressure will move through the Great Lakes Tuesday night. Out ahead of the system, accumulating snow will fall across Wisconsin and Michigan.  The heaviest bands of snow will stay north of the FOX 17 viewing area, but may clip locations around M-20 or U.S. 10.   Most of West Michigan will see an inch or two through the afternoon Tuesday as the first quick-moving band moves in.  This will likely slow down the afternoon drive from work or school for many.

After a break during the evening, additional snow showers will rotate around the back side of the low-pressure center.  This will add another inch or two of new snow that will arrive in time for Wednesday morning’s commute.  In addition, conditions will be colder and winder on Wednesday, creating the possibility of more difficult conditions.

Another shot of snow is likely on Thursday; you can check out the full forecast on the Weather page.