More snow on the way, up to 10 inches expected

Posted at 6:08 AM, Dec 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-10 09:57:08-05

WEST MICHIGAN — Lake effect snow will last through much of the day today, although it won’t be as heavy as we saw Thursday and Friday.

The more significant snow will also tend to fall further north than the previous two days, where local accumulations could be in the 1 to 2 inch range. Future Track HD suggests the lake effect snow will diminish in coverage and intensity this afternoon:


The lake effect snow will end completely this evening, then our attention will turn to a low pressure system that is now taking shape over the state of Wyoming. Here’s where it is as of this early morning writing:


This low will move to the east through the day today, and pull the attendant stationary front east/northeastward as a warm front. Ahead of this warm front, watch for snow to develop after 11 PM tonight. The snow will increase in intensity on Sunday:


The snow with this next system will be more widespread. It looks like just about everybody in the FOX 17 viewing area will have the opportunity to pick up 6 to 10 inches of snowfall by the time the snow ends very early on Monday morning:


Beyond Sunday’s snow, the main weather headline for the middle and latter portions of the upcoming workweek will be the cold temperatures. The coldest air we’ve seen so far this season will keep highs in the upper teens in most areas Wednesday and Thursday. Some lake effect snow is likely as this Arctic air moves across Lake Michigan, although amounts look lighter than last time.