Light accumulating snow possible Sunday, but not for everyone

Posted at 8:59 AM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 09:06:03-05

WEST MICHIGAN — A system will swing through the Ohio Valley on Sunday bringing us a chance of rain & snow.

As is typical for any system during the colder months, it's track will be key to who sees what. Most weather models are taking this system through southern Indiana and Ohio, then pushing it north towards Lake Erie and Ontario. This would place the heaviest rain and snow in northern Indiana, northern Ohio and eastern Michigan out towards Detroit.

What will happen here is we will get some light rain and snow on the north side of the heaviest precipitation. We will also have a ton of dry air in place which will keep any rain and snow to a minimum.

The communities that are closest to Indiana and Ohio will have the best chance of light accumulating snowfall as you will be closer to the low pressure, leading to better support for snow. This means that if you live along and east of US-131 and along and south of I-94, you are in line for a dusting to 1" of snow by Sunday evening.

If you live north of I-94 up to I-96, you will encounter a few rain and snow showers, but little to no accumulation. Those north of I-96, you will likely see no rain or snow at all.

If you were hoping for more snow than this, you are in luck because we will likely have another light snowfall event on Tuesday. This will bring accumulating snowfall to all of West Michigan, not just a select few.