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Snowfall to Impact Wednesday Travel

Light snow throughout the day will affect most of West Michigan, especially mid-day and evening commutes.


Track and Timing

The first of three snow events moves across West Michigan on Wednesday - likely bringing the most snow to the area since the pre-Christmas blizzard. The track of the first system snow takes the heavier snow south and east of West Michigan as it moves from western Tennessee to northeast Ohio.

A second round is expected Friday as an Alberta Clipper combines with lake-effect snow to produce more snow focused more on West Michigan than other parts of Lower Michigan.

A third round is expected Saturday night through Sunday that may bring as much snow as the first two rounds combined.

The snow will spread from south to north early Wednesday, reaching the I-94 corridor around 3 am and the US-10 by 7 a.m.

Accumulation and Impacts

This will bring medium impacts to travel with occasional low visibility around 1 mile or less at times. Plan on extra time to travel to your destination.

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Winter Weather Impacts - January 25, 2023

Snowfall amounts will be around 1"+ over the NW counties and 3+" over the SE counties with higher amounts over SE Lower Michigan.

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HRRR Snowfall Forecast - January 25, 2023

Further Ahead

The second round of snow arriving Friday lasting through Friday night could produce more widespread snow with 3"+ amounts over the NW counties and 1"+ elsewhere right before the weekend starts.

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ECMWF Snowfall Forecast for Friday, January 27, 2023

A third round of snow arriving Saturday night and lingering through could produce additional snow up to 5"+ across nearly all of central Lower Michigan.

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ECMWF Snow Forecast for January 28-29, 2023

All three snow events could produce a total of 9"+, with the snow likely to stick around as temperatures are expected to hover close to freezing through the end of the month.

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ECMWF Total Snow Forecast through January 29, 2023

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