Storm Team 8 Forecast

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.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Mecosta, & Montcalm Counties from Saturday evening through Sunday evening.

Light to Moderate Snow
Blowing & Drifting
HIGH: 25° falling to 20° by mid morning
WINDS: NE 15-20 mph gusting to 35 mph

SUNSET:  5:53 p.m.
SUNRISE: 7:56 a.m.

Steadily Accumulating Snow, Heaviest Sunday Afternoon & Evening
Blowing & Drifting With Reduced Visibilities In the Afternoon & Evening
Below Zero Wind Chills Sunday Night/Monday Morning

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.  We expect snowfall totals of 3-5″ 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.