After a few days of sunshine and mild temperatures we are working back to winter with the return of snow chances and temperatures in the 30s. Cloud cover will continue to build back in through Wednesday afternoon and evening. We expect to see these snow showers late Wednesday evening after sunset and throughout Thursday working in from southeast to northwest.
This snow should be more of a finer flake consistency snow and last for much of the day on Thursday even despite having the chance for some dry slots and even some possible light freezing drizzle mixing in. Any mixed precipitation is expected to be seen mostly near the I-94 corridor. The biggest question is always how much snow will we see? Models for this event are not 100% agreeing so lets look at the differences. The European model and RPM are the closest to our Fox 17 weather team's thinking of landing in the 2-4 maybe even 5 inches of snowfall with the highest totals south and east. Here is the European model:
Here is the RMP:
We've take a general model consensus and drew our own snow totals map across the area. See image below. We expect a gehneral 1" to 3" in West Michigan, with some 3" to 4" totals possible south/east of Grand Rapids.
We expect snow to begin Wednesday evening/night and mainly be here throughout Thursday with snow chances lingering into Friday. So plan on a wet, perhaps slippery morning commute on Thursday. Get the complete West Michigan forecast at www.fox17online.com/weather.