WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Anthony Domol: Clouds are on the increase and winds pick up for West Michigan tonight, ahead of a winter storm arriving early Wednesday morning. The system will dive in from the northwest tomorrow, bringing an arctic blast of air with it. Several inches of snow will be possible from Wednesday into Thursday morning. Lake effect snow showers will continue to bring local additional accumulations from Thursday afternoon into Friday. The heaviest accumulations will be along/west of U.S. 131. WINTER STORM WARNINGS have been posted from 4 A.M. Wednesday through 7 A.M. Thursday for Allegan, Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties. We expect about 4" to 7" with locally higher amounts possible into Thursday morning. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES have been posted for the same time for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm, Mecosta, Osceola, Berrien, and Cass Counties with about 2" to 4" possible there. Locally higher amounts are possible. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES have been posted for Gratiot, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Calhoun, and Jackson Counties for the same times, but with snow accumulations up to 2". Very strong winds will reduce visibilities at times to white-out conditions and drive wind chills to around zero. Please be safe.
TONIGHT: Cloudy and windy with light snow developing toward daybreak. Temps steady in the lower 30s. Winds south at 10 to 20 mph with gusts 35/40.
TOMORROW / WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with snow likely, windy conditions, and arctic air arriving through the day. High temperatures in the lower 30s early, then dropping through the day. Wind chills around zero, accumulating lake-effect snow likely with the highest totals occurring along/west of U.S. 131. Blowing and drifting with near white-out conditions in the strongest, most persistent bands. Winds west-northwest at about 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 40/45 mph...near 50 mph at the immediate lakeshore.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with lake effect snow showers. Additional accumulations along/west of U.S. 131. Highs in the teens and lower 20s.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with lake effect snow showers. Additional accumulations possible along/west of U.S. 131. Highs in the teens and lower 20s.
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