A strong storm is still on track to pass across Michigan late Tuesday into Wednesday. This storm will bring mixed precipitation to the area. The Grand Rapids National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Lake, Osceola, Clare Mecosta and Isabella counties from 10 PM Tuesday until 3 PM Wednesday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for is in effect for Mason, Newaygo, Oceana, Montcalm and Gratiot counties from 10 PM Tuesday until 1PM Wednesday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for is in effect for Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Iona, Clinton, Barry, Eaton, INgham, Calhoun and Jackson counties from 10 PM Tuesday until 10PM Wednesday.
Expect primarily accumulating snow for the northern counties, a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain for the central counties of West Michigan and primarily rain for the counties of far Southwest Lower Michigan. The ice may accumulate to 1 to 2 tenths overnight leading to slick roads and potential problems with the Wednesday morning commute. Accumulating ice on the trees and power lines combined with a stiff wind could cause some power outages. Warm air arriving Wednesday morning will change any mixed precipitation over to rain.
See the slideshow on the left for a few forecast weather maps for the storm.
Before you head out to travel around West Michigan tonight and Wednesday morning, check out the live West Michigan Weather conditions and live lakeshore weather
As the weather deteriorates across portions of the area, the Grand Rapids National Weather Service wants any snow and ice and reports as well as any pictures you may have.
You can send then your weather reports via their on-line spotter report form. This can be accessed at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/grr/spotter/
If you “like” their office facebook page, you can also report your snowfall totals and post pictures to it at: NWS Grand Rapids Facebook Page
Make sure you are prepared this winter by reading these winter weather safety tips:
Cold weather and hypothermia
Winter Weather Safety Tips for home and car
Winter Survival Kits
Preparing your home for winter emergencies
How snow and cold may affect your health
Understanding winter weather terms
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