A blast of wintry precipitation will make for tricky travel through Friday afternoon in West Michigan.

A large, slow-moving storm system will march across the region with temperatures slowly rising above freezing by afternoon on St. Patrick's Day.

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Heavy, wet snow will move across the area starting Friday morning. Most areas will see between one and two inches of snow through the afternoon.

Areas south of I-96 could see a brief period of freezing rain around midday Friday before it transitions to rain. This is the RPM ice forecast through Friday afternoon.

Some areas south of I-96 could see a brief period of freezing drizzle. However, everyone in West Michigan will climb above freezing this afternoon as road conditions gradually improve.

There will be some precipitation wrapping around the storm system Friday night and Saturday. However, most precipitation that does fall in this timeframe will be isolated and light.

All of West Michigan is under a winter weather advisory until 4 PM friday.