Snow and wind for West Michigan this weekend

Posted at 8:01 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 20:01:02-05

WEST MICHIGAN – A blast of cold air will swing into the state this weekend with strong winds and some snow. Some light accumulations are possible by Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Initially, we will be on the warm side of the storm with temperatures in the 60s and rain showers for late Friday.

As the storm tracks into the northern part of the state, cold air will swing into West Michigan for Saturday. Temperatures will start in the lower 40s in the morning, falling into the mid-upper 30s during the afternoon. Rain will mix with and change to snow for the area with winds becoming west-northwest at 20-30 mph with higher gusts.

Accumulations for West Michigan will be light and mainly on the grassy areas overnight Saturday.  An inch or less is possible. Some heavier amounts are possible in the northern part of the state along Lake Superior.

The storm will be much more significant west and northwest of Michigan. Winter Storm Watches, Warnings and a Blizzard Watch are in effect from Minnesota through the Dakotas into Wyoming.  Snow accumulations in some of these areas could be over one foot with blowing snow and blizzard conditions.