Storm Team 8 Forecast

Cloudy, Cold, & Breezy
1-2″ of Accumulating Snow
LOW: 16°
WINDS: W 10-15 mph

SUNSET:  5:53 p.m.
SUNRISE: 7:56 a.m.

Light Accumulations Tonight
Snow and Drifting Snow Sunday, Heaviest Sunday Afternoon & Evening
Below Zero Wind Chills Sunday Night/Monday Morning

TONIGHT The leading edge of a winter storm will start to slide over west Michigan overnight from the southwest to the northeast. This will bring 1-2″ of accumulation by daybreak, with the highest amounts being around the Indiana State Line. All Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings go into effect 7 p.m. Saturday lasting through 6 a.m. Monday.

SUNDAY Snow will start off light to moderate,increasing to moderate to heavy in the afternoon. Snowfall amounts will be greater as you go south and lighter as you go to the north.  A Winter Storm Warning  has been issued for Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, Branch & all of northern Indiana for the period from Saturday evening through Sunday evening.  We expect snowfall totals of 1-3″ north of Kent County, 5-8″ from Kent Co. south, & 8-12″ amounts along and south of I-94. Roads will be snow-covered and slippery. This storm will produce 5-10″ for Chicago, S. Bend, Fort Wayne and possibly Indianapolis and Cleveland.   Winds will pick up from the northeast at 10-20 mph on Sunday and that will cause some drifting snow.  Temperatures Sunday PM will be only in the mid-upper teens with wind chill temperatures approaching zero.

LOOKING AHEAD  Snow will tper off Sunday evening and it will be quite cold on Monday with lows of 0 to +5 and highs only near 15.  There could be lake-effect flurries Monday, but any accumulations would be light.  Another area of snow is likely Tuesday night producing some slippery roads and at least light accumulations.  Temperatures Wednesday afternoon and Thursday will once again be 10-20 degrees colder than average.

Check out Bill’s Blog.  Bill has more on the snowstorm coming on Sunday and more on the long-range outlook for next week.