WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Anthony Domol: Light rain showers have begun across West Michigan, with more rain likely this evening and tonight. It's a warm and windy day! Winds are strong from the southwest at 15-25 mph with 45 mph gusts. With temperatures being so warm, concerns for flooding and ice jams on our rivers has risen. This is especially true for the Grand River basin and Kalamazoo River. Rain showers are likely to be the heaviest overnight, eventually transitioning over to a wintry mix and light freezing rain. Light snowflakes are possible Thursday morning, before the heavier snow develops for the late afternoon and evening. The heaviest snow accumulation is likely south of I-94, where WINTER STORM WARNINGS are currently posted. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Hillsdale, Jackson, and St. Joseph counties from 6 a.m. Thursday through 1 a.m. Friday. This is where 4" to 6" of snow is expected, with isolated higher amounts possible. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday through 1 a.m. Friday for Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, and Kalamazoo counties. Snow accumulation between 2" to 4" is expected, with isolated higher amounts possible. Additional chances for snow returns on Friday, along with high temperatures only in the 20s!
TONIGHT: Cloudy and breezy with rain changing to a light wintry mix and snow showers. Temperatures falling from the lower 40s around midnight into the lower 30s. Winds southwest/north at 10 to 20.
TOMORROW / THURSDAY: A wintry mix transitioning to snow early, with limited accumulation possible. Another round of snow develops for the afternoon and evening, where several inches of snow are possible in southeast Michigan. Falling temperatures through the day. Winds north at 10 to 15 mph.
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy to partly sunny, with lake effect snow chances. Highs in the lower 20s.
SATURDAY: Spotty morning snow showers, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the low/mid 20s.
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