We have another inch to add to our winter’s snowfall. We have had 45.4 inches since the 1st of November and our first snowfall for January. A few leftover flurries or freezing drizzle will end this morning, so watch out for some slick bridges and overpasses early on. Otherwise, dry conditions are expected today with perhaps some peaks of sun this afternoon. Widespread snow moves into southern Lower Michigan Wednesday with travel impacts expected.
Grand Rapids Forecasts7-Day Forecast 42.96°N 85.67°W 1 23 grr
Lansing Forecast7-Day Forecast 42.71°N 84.57°W 1 23 lan
Kalamazoo Forecast7-Day Forecast 42.29°N 85.58°W 1 23 kzo
- Light snow tonight - An upper level system and cold front moving across the northern Great Lakes region tonight will bring a brief period of lake enhanced synoptic light snow this evening/overnight. The steadiest light snow will occur northwest of KGRR where accumulations of around an inch or less are expected. - Snow likely Wednesday - A consensus blend of latest short to medium range guidance and ensembles continues to suggest that a low pressure system over the OH Valley region by midday Wed will move ne to near KBUF by 06Z Thur. This would keep the swath of heavier synoptic snow mostly southeast of our fcst area and is the most likely outcome. Nevertheless snow accumulations on the order of 1 to 5 inches are expected Wednesday with relatively highest amounts in that range focused over our se fcst area. Will need to monitor guidance trends closely as a shift even slightly further nw with this system would bring potential for higher snowfall totals in excess of six inches into our se fcst area. At this time we continue to favor the latest deterministic ecmwf and ecmwf ensembles which have been quite consistent in showing the axis of heaviest snow will stay se of our area. - Late week snow showers - Some light nw flow lake effect snow showers are expected Thursday as h8 temps fall to -12 to -14 C. After that a clipper system will bring potential for more synoptic snow Friday followed by lake effect snow showers on the back side of the system Friday night into Saturday.