Winter storm warning; How much snow will you get?

Posted at 7:36 AM, Dec 11, 2016

WEST MICHIGAN — The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has upgraded much of the FOX 17 viewing area from a Winter Weather Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning.

The warning goes through 4 AM tomorrow, and includes Muskegon, Kent, and Ionia counties; and every county south of there to the Indiana state line. The warning is in effect for the likelihood of heavy snow today and tonight.


In the meantime, our northern counties are still under a Winter Weather Advisory until 4 AM tomorrow:


Low pressure in the Plains will move eastward through the day today and into tonight. Here is a look at this low as of this early morning writing:


Snow will fall through much of the day and into this evening as this low moves into the Great Lakes region:


The snow will taper off later this evening. This is how Future Track HD sees things at 11:30 tonight:


Before the snow does taper off, we will likely see anywhere from 4 to 10 inches of accumulation. We are expecting 4 to 7 inch snow totals north of I-96. Along and south of I-96, snowfall totals will be higher; likely in the 7 to 10 inch range:


We will get a break from the snow tomorrow, but more is expected later in the week. We’ll also have to deal with the coldest air we’ve seen so far this season on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Here’s a look at your 7 day forecast: