Heavy snow on the way for some with rough travel expected

Accumulating snow is on the way with the heaviest to fall Tuesday evening over Northern Lower Michigan and the Straits area.

Snow is on the way and for some, it could get heavy this evening.

Low pressure has been working across Minnesota/Wisconsin overnight into this morning with snow developing along this system. We are expecting the first snow to get into Northwest Lower Michigan by very late morning into the early afternoon hours with the remainder of the region all seeing snow by early evening. We expect the band of heaviest snow Tuesday evening to set up from near Drummond Island and across the Straits of Mackinac wrapping south into Northwest Lower Michigan in the 5 p.m. to midnight timeframe. Visibility will be greatly reduced and roads will quickly become snow covered and slick. Snow will continue into Wednesday morning although the intensity will not be as great later Tuesday night as low pressure moves east and away from the area.

As for total accumulation Tuesday through Tuesday night. The heaviest amounts will be a strip of 6-10" snowfall from St. Ignace west to Cross Village and out to Beaver Island including much of Emmet County. Another pocket of heavier snow will fall southwest of Traverse City where 6-8" of snow is likely. The rest of Northern Lower Michigan will end up in the 4-7" range. Locations with the least snow will be west of I-75 in the U.P. where Newberry may only see an inch or two, and in Lower Michigan locations southeast of a Rogers City-Grayling-Manistee line may only up with with a couple inches of snow.

Still, be aware that snow will develop and get heavier as we roll into the evening hours Tuesday and travel could be greatly affected. Feel free to email the 7&4 Storm Team your snow totals if you want to measure so we know how much your area got. You can email us at or send us information on our Upnorthlive Facebook Fan Page. We will be happy to share them on-air.