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Tonight's Forecast: Freezing drizzle and slick travel

Winter Weather Advisory in effect overnight
Posted at 5:30 AM, Jan 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-08 23:29:36-05

WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Haleigh Vaughn: A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is posted for most of West Michigan until 4 a.m. Sunday. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is posted for St. Joseph, Berrien, Cass, Branch, and Hillsdale Counties until 3 a.m. Sunday. Overall, this system will be relatively minor compared to the steady snow we have seen the past couple of days. However, slick travel conditions are certainly very likely! Freezing rain and freezing drizzle will develop overnight, creating slick travel and black ice for most. Ice accumulation up to one tenth of an inch is possible. Tomorrow starts with temperatures in the mid 30s in the early morning hours before a strong arctic front hits mid-morning and drops the daytime highs into the upper teens by early evening. This arctic air will spawn additional lake-effect snow showers for later Sunday evening into Monday with minor accumulations at that time. This lake-effect situation is not expected to provide high snowfall totals like last week, but still cause travel difficulties. Bitter cold air is to be with us for Monday and Tuesday but moderation kicks in for Wednesday into next weekend.

TONIGHT: Cloudy skies with the chance for a light wintry mix of drizzle, freezing drizzle, and flurries. Temps steady in the low to mid 30s. South winds shift to the southwest and then west overnight at 5 to 15 mph. Wind gusts up to 25 mph.

TOMORROW / SUNDAY: Partly sunny with evening lake-effect flurries and snow showers developing. Temps in the low/mid 30s during the morning, then falling into the teens by late day/evening. Northwest winds at 15-25 mph, gusting to 35+ mph at times. Wind chills drop below zero through the evening.

MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with lake effect snow showers. Highs in the middle teens. Northwest winds at 15-20 mph. Wind chills as low as -10 degrees.

TUESDAY: Lingering lake effect flurries and snow showers mainly during the morning. Otherwise, mostly cloudy skies. Highs in the upper teens to near 20 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly to partly cloudy with warmer temperatures. Highs in the mid 30s.

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