Another round of snow sets its sights on us tonight

Posted at 8:28 AM, Jan 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-02 08:28:26-05

WEST MICHIGAN — After getting a chance today to shovel, scrap and thaw our way out of the New Year's Day winter storm, another snow maker will move in tonight. Before this storm happens, some sunshine and temperatures just above freezing will make it easier to prep for the next snowfall.

This system is already developing out in Oklahoma and will quickly move in our direction today. This system will be weaker than Friday's storm, but will have enough of a punch to cause some issues on the roads Sunday morning.

Snow will begin to fall well after midnight and will stick around most of the morning on Sunday. It will not be snowing across the entire area as the storm will be compact and will scoot south of West Michigan. This means that the closer you are to the Indiana/Michigan border, the better chance you have at accumulating snow.

Due to it's compact, weak and fast-moving nature, snow amounts will be minor. Locations along and south of I-94 will see an inch to two inches. North of I-94 to I-96, these locations will see a dusting to one inch. If you are north of I-96, you will not see any snow from this system.

This storm will be gone by Sunday afternoon, leaving behind cloudy skies and chilly temperatures around freezing. If you don't feel like going out and shoveling again, Mother Nature will help us melt the snow a little bit Monday with sunshine and temperatures in the upper 30s.