Friday morning commute could be slick

Posted at 11:24 AM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 12:14:16-05

WEST MICHIGAN -- A low pressure system tracking in to the Great Lakes tonight and Friday may generate a wintry mix of light precipitation making for a slick Friday morning commute. While the National Weather Service has not posted winter weather advisories, they may be forthcoming this afternoon or evening.

Most of the precipitation we see will be light, but temperatures around/below freezing overnight could create some icy conditions by Friday morning. We are anticipating anywhere from one half an inch up to two inches of snow overnight...mainly along and north of I-96. Further south a wintry mix of ice/snow pellets, and/or light freezing rain/drizzle, or snow showers are possible.

This light mix could continue through Friday morning as the low passes to our south/east and creates the necessary lift in the atmosphere to squeeze out just enough moisture to keep the roads wet. The image attached to this story is from our computer forecast model and is valid for Friday morning. Notice the colors of blue, green, and pink on the map denoting the "light mix" of precipitation we expect. Get the complete forecast at