Back-to-back systems produce accumulating snow in West Michigan

More snow for Sunday and Monday
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Posted at 8:17 AM, Jan 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-23 06:57:25-05

WEST MICHIGAN — Skiers, snowboarders, and winter lovers will rejoice with this news ... West Michigan is set up to receive three back-to-back systems. Snow accumulated over the region on Saturday, with more snow in the forecast for Sunday and Monday

A system is passing through this early Sunday morning, producing additional accumulations. This time, the system is likely to track closer to I-94. An additional 2 to 3 inches of snowfall will be possible Sunday near I-94, with up to an inch closer to I-96.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Kalamazoo, Allegan, Van Buren, St. Joseph, Cass, and Berrien counties until 9 a.m this morning, where 2 to 3 inches of snowfall is expected. Some locations could see up to 4 inches of snow. Locations near I-96 can expect an additional 1 to 2 inches, and locations north of I-96 will see less than an inch of snow.

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The image below represents the snow totals between late Saturday night through 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

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Yet another system, the largest of the three, moves in on Monday morning. Monday's system is expected to impact all of West Michigan, where a widespread 2 to 4 inches of snow is possible. Higher snow totals are likely near the shoreline due to additional lake effect. The majority of snow will fall in the morning and early afternoon, directly impacting early morning commutes. The image below represents the additional snow totals between early Monday morning through 11 p.m. Monday night.

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Combining all three days, several inches of snowfall is expected in the region. Take it easy while traveling the next couple of days, and stay tuned to the FOX 17 Weather Team for updates. These snow totals are subject to change as we get closer in time to the system's approach.