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Before spring returns, snow will coat West Michigan Sunday night

Posted at 7:01 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 21:53:33-04

WEST MICHIGAN — Before our temperatures rise back into the 50s on Tuesday, we will have to push through some light accumulating snow Sunday night.

A weak low-pressure will work through the Ohio Valley, setting us up in a favorable area for light snow to occur. This, coupled with high pressure to our north, will keep cool temperatures cold enough to support a mainly snow event.

Light rain/snow will begin falling around and after sunset. It will quickly become all snow and could be heavy at times from midnight to 8 o'clock Monday morning.

Ground temperatures will be fairly mild, especially the roadways. Accumulations will be slow and will likely be held to only the grass, decks, really anything elevated away from the roads. Areas around I-94, where the heaviest snow is expected, could see a light slushy accumulations on a few roads, side streets and overpasses, but this should not cause any travel issues. If you encounter wet pavement Sunday night and Monday morning, just assume it is slick and take things slow.

Right now, accumulations will be heaviest, on the order of 1" to 2", along and south of I-96. The 2" mark is more likely along ans south of I-94. Those north of I-96 will see a dusting to half an inch.

Temperatures will bounce back well above freezing on Monday, into the middle 40s. Any snow that sticks will be gone by the end of the day. Temperatures will then rise close to 60°, making use forget all about winter's last hurrah.