Weekend storms could bring wintry mix to West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A weekend storms is trending toward fewer snow showers and more of a rain to rain/snow mix. 

Earlier in the week, several inches of snow for West Michigan looked likely. However, the low pressure system bringing the showers has shifted in its path - leading to slightly warmer temperatures and the question of what type of precipitation will fall and when. 

Showers will move into West Michigan this evening, starting shortly after sunset. Precipitation will likely be a rain/snow mix as temperatures hover around freezing. Freezing rain is possible too.

Weather models keep showers mainly as rain near the lakeshore Sunday, but inland locations will battle changing precipitation through the morning. The transition to rain should occur in the afternoon as temperatures warm to the mid 30s. 

This is a challenging forecast - check out the forecast for the latest details.

IMPACTS: Roadways could be slick Saturday night and Sunday morning if freezing rain and drizzle falls. Temperatures will increase as shower chances end on Sunday, putting an end to the wintry weather. 

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Laura Hartman is a meteorologist at WZZM 13. Email her at lhartman@wzzm13.com, visit her on her Facebook page or Twitter.

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