Winter storm alerts issued for Northern Lower Michigan, 5-10 inches of snow expected
Parts of the Northern Lower Peninsula are under a Winter Storm Warning with a big snowmaker moving in this weekend. Gusty northeast winds are also expected to result in areas of blowing snow.”The main stretch of the storm will be Saturday and Saturday night with 5-10 inches of snow possible in heaviest areas. A winter storm warning goes into effect later tonight for areas including Ludington, Baldwin, Reed City, Clare, Hart, Fremont, and Big Rapids. A winter storm watch is in effect for most of the Northern Lower Peninsula, from Alpena to Traverse City. Mostly snow is expected north and west of a Bay City to Grand Rapids line, where 4 to 6 inches of snow is possible (a Winter Storm Watch has been issued there).
Storm could bring 6 inches of snow to Northern Lower Michigan this weekend
Parts of the Northern Lower Peninsula will see their first big snow system this weekend of the season. The National Weather Service in Gaylord says, “A potentially impactful storm system across mainly northern lower Michigan this weekend with accumulating snow likely Saturday and Saturday night. In Metro Detroit, the same system will bring rain to the area with highs near 50 degrees. Paul Gross: Rain here in southeast Michigan changes to snow showers overnight Saturday night, with lows in the mid 30s (2 degrees Celsius). Snow showers Sunday morning should end, with cloudy skies for the remainder of the day.