WEST MICHIGAN — Portions of the area woke up this morning with a light dusting of snow. It wasn’t until around lunchtime that many portions of West Michigan were blanketed in snow.
This photo from Borculo this afternoon illustrates the nature of the snowfall received. Big, heavy, wet flakes fell across the area. Eventually some of the roadway surfaces gave way to slick spots, after beginning mainly wet.
Incredibly, the highest totals exceeded our expectations by far! Hudsonville received nearly 10 inches of snow! Most locations saw between 3-6 inches, with totals diminishing the further south you went.
Just like that, another Winter Weather Advisory is in place in our northern counties beginning tomorrow morning. Another clipper system will move into the area tomorrow morning, providing more opportunities for accumulating snow.
There will be a period in the morning where temps are still cold areawide, and light snow is possible along I-96 and further north. Another light dusting is expected at this time.
It will be during the late afternoon and evening hours that the accumulation rates pick up. The freezing line will be much further to the north at this time than it was yesterday. This will limit snowfall totals around the Grand Rapids area and other areas further south.
It will be another springtime battle between two air masses as temps will range in the mid 30s near Big Rapids and around 50 degrees near Kalamazoo.
Snowfall totals in our northern counties will be much higher than anywhere else. Heavy, wet snow is expected once again. This will taper off overnight Sunday. Grand Rapids and areas surrounding can expect up to an inch early, but that will transition to rain as the next round of precipitation arrives later on in the day.