Blowing Snow to Continue, More Snow Sunday

Posted at 8:35 AM, Jan 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-25 08:35:04-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Widespread snow will transition to lake-effect snow showers during the day Saturday, with blowing and drifting remaining a major issue.  Adding insult to injury will be another clipper system that adds new snow on Sunday, with another shot of brutally cold air coming early next week.

Snow totals of six to ten inches were common around much of West Michigan early Saturday morning.  Much of that fell in a burst that developed overnight ahead of a cold front that will move out of the region by midday.  By then, temperatures around all of the FOX 17 viewing area will be dropping through the teens, with wind chills near or below zero.  Lake-effect snow will leave another two to four inches west and southwest of the Grand Rapids area through the afternoon, with one to two inches still likely elsewhere.

There will be a brief reprieve from the snow overnight Saturday night into early Sunday, and winds will diminish somewhat.  But temperatures will drop into the single digits, making it nearly impossible to see any significant improvement in road conditions.

Another clipper system will track through the Great Lakes on Sunday.  This will drop about two to four inches of additional snow, especially for areas south of Grand Rapids and Lansing.  Behind that system, temperatures will plummet again, dropping into the single digits on Monday and staying below 10° until probably Wednesday at the earliest in many spots.

Long story short — our brutal winter weather continues around West Michigan this weekend and beyond. Details on the 7 Day Forecast and interactive radar can be found on the Weather page.