More snow expected for lakeshore counties

Snow in Allegan. (Courtesy Larry Norman via Twitter)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Snow showers continue Thursday morning along the lakeshore south of a line from Hart to Grand Haven to Allegan to Sturgis.

More than 14 inches of snow has fallen near Allegan and Fennville, 10 inches at Alamo in Kalamazoo County and up to 10 inches near Bloomingdale in Van Buren County. Tuesday night, snow fell at the rate of an inch in hour along M-40 in Allegan County.

An additional 1 to 3 inches will fall this morning, mainly along the lakeshore south of Holland down through South Haven and Benton Harbor. Watch for slick spots on roads in West Allegan, Van Buren, Berrien and Cass counties.

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The wind direction will not change through this morning, therefore the heaviest bands of snow last night will fall over the same areas. We expect only trace amounts inland along and east of US-131.

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The snow showers will let up a bit late later today, but more (mainly light) snow is likely on Friday. Then even colder air will arrive for Friday night through Sunday morning with high temperatures Saturday of only 10-15 degrees.

Brisk winds will continue to cause a little bit of drifting.

Steady northwest wind 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
Steady northwest wind 10-15 mph.

 

Below is an image of the forecast low temperatures for Sunday morning. This Arctic air mass could bring the first below-zero temperatures of the season to parts of Lower Michigan.

Bitter cold expected Sunday morning

The cold expected Sunday morning will likely make it the coldest morning of this winter, with a few low temps. from G.R. to the north and northeast below zero. Temperatures will moderate back above freezing by the middle of next week.

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