It is interesting to see the radar over Lansing showing the snow rotating from northeast to south west pretty much hanging out over that area.
There is a winter weather advisory for Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Calhoun and Jackson counties. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. The storm total snow will be has high as 8 to 10 inches south of Lansing and north of Jackson.
Snow will continue into early afternoon from just east of Grand Rapids to Lansing south to the Michigan state line with Indiana.
Temperatures will stay in the 20s today. Some snow showers are possible near US-31 tonight otherwise it will partly cloudy Tuesday and cold with highs again in the 20s. A system passing north of Michigan will bring a period of light snow possibly mixed with rain during the morning.
The lake snow band will stay over Lake Michigan today and move inland to US-31 tonight and dissipate Tuesday before reaching US-131. The system on Wednesday will largely stay north of the area. Only light precipitation is expected, mostly near and north of US-10.
The colder weather that has been well advertised to return will keep a hold on Lower Michigan through the long term. This cold air will be accompanied by some periods of lake effect, and by at least a couple of systems that will bring some synoptic snow to the area. We will see the Wednesday system depart the area by Wednesday night, with lake effect snow showers trying to ramp up a bit in it`s wake.
The upper jet will drop through the area later Wed night and into early Fri. It looks like Thu will see a decent depth of moisture move in ahead of a short wave moving toward the area. This combined with plenty of over water instability could lead to snow accumulations in the NNW flow favored area.
Lake effect should trend down then by Fri. This occurs as the northern branch of the upper jet lifts north of the area, and as sfc ridging builds overhead. The break will be short however, as a system will approach the area from the west. Warmer air advecting into the cold air mass ahead of it will help produce some snow. In addition, the low level flow will support some Gulf moisture being ingested into the system. We are then also monitoring another wave that could bring additional snow late next Sun and beyond the long term.
Welcome back to winter!
Today: Snow before 1pm, then a chance of snow showers after 4pm. Steady temperature around 26. North wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph.
Wednesday: A slight chance of snow showers, mixing with rain after noon, then gradually ending. Cloudy, with a high near 45. South southwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.
Thursday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Friday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20.
Friday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Saturday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 28.
Saturday Night: Snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 17.
Sunday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.
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