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Winter Storm Misses Michigan To The South

Posted at 5:47 PM, Mar 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-02 17:47:57-05

WEST MICHIGAN (March 2, 2014) — A major winter storm with heavy snow, some ice, and rain will impact the eastern third of the nation and miss Michigan to the south.

The attached snapshot was taken from our FOX 17 FutureTrack computer forecast model. The image is valid for 6:00 AM Monday. Note the heavy snow (in blue) from northeast Arkansas all the way to the East Coast and cities like D.C. where six to 12 inches is possible. Winter Storm Warnings have been posted for almost two dozen states from Texas to the East Coast. Click here to see the entire map.

While Michigan may be missing out on this system, another Arctic blast is settling in to the region. We’ll see overnight low temperatures Sunday night/Monday morning well below zero as skies go mostly clear and winds stay light. In fact, there may be more minimum temperature records broken across the area for March 3 as dry air is in place and thermometers dip quite low.

West Michigan can expect some light snow on Tuesday (probably 1″-2″) and temperatures will gradually warm by the end of the week to 30 or better. Still, the longer range outlook for the next eight to 14 days has temperatures generally below normal. Normal highs this time of year have us in the upper 30s/near 40.

Get the complete West Michigan forecast at www.fox17online.com/weather.