Lake effect snow slows Tuesday morning commute

Posted at 9:33 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 09:33:52-05

Lake effect snow will overspread areas, especially along and west of U.S. 131, and slow the Tuesday A.M. commute.

A Winter Weather Advisory is already in place for areas along US-131 and west, closer to the lakeshore through Tuesday evening at 7 P.M.

Lake effect snow will increase in intensity and coverage after midnight as a system arrives in West Michigan that will enhance our moisture and lake effect snow development.  As a result, you can expect difficult travel and snow-covered roadways early Tuesday morning.

The wind will continue to pick up out of the west and southwest as well.  With gusts of 20-30 mph, wind chills will be below zero with reduced visibilities.

The highest snowfall totals are expected between 31 and 131 with up to 6 inches possible by Wednesday morning.  Along the immediate lakeshore, the wind should be strong enough that you'll have to go a few miles inland for the heaviest lake effect snow bands to develop as well.