Rough roads starting Saturday night
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 21:40:22 GMT —
A strong low pressure system coming through will bring accumulating snows across Michigan this weekend.
Although you had to drive downstate to run into any rain or wintry mix Saturday, snow is on the way for the mitten.
Low pressure is working its way through the Ohio Valley and will cross through southern Michigan Sunday.
Saturday night and Sunday morning there will be widespread snowfall across the entire viewing area, which will turn into lake effect snow Sunday night and Monday.
Totals through Sunday look to be between 4-10+", with rates of 1"/hr possible. Although great news for those with plow businesses or if you're planning on snowmobiling - it's not good news for those who will be out on the roads. Icy, snow covered roads are expected across Michigan, with low visibilities at times. Winds will be out of the NE gusting to the mid 20s, so there may be drifting and blowing snow.
As of now, there are winter weather advisories across the viewing area. For most of the L.P. the advisory is from 1am - 7pm Sunday (mid-morning into early afternoon looks to be the worst) with 5-10+" in accumulation (highest toward the Lake Huron side). For the Central Lower the advisory starts tonight at 7pm and continues through 7pm Sunday, with 4-7+" expected (lunchtime looks the worst, with those on the Lake Michigan side getting the higher amounts). The E. U.P. advisory will be on Sunday, 7am-7pm for Chippewa and Mackinac and 9am-5pm for Luce County, with 2-5+" expected (highest towards Drummond Island).
More snow is then in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.