Snow will make for rough travel Wednesday

Snow showers will move across northern Michigan Tuesday night and into Wednesday.

Thanks to an Alberta Clipper, a fast-moving low pressure system, many are going to wake up to snow showers Christmas morning. Accumulations will be the highest along Lake Michigan and in the E. U.P., with snow making its way in late Christmas Eve.

Winds out of the south at 10-25mph, with gusts in the mid 30s, will cause blowing and drifting snow, snow-covered roads, and visibilities near zero.

As of Tuesday night, the following are in effect:

*Winter Weather Advisory - Chippewa County - 1am-1pm Wednesday. 2-4" for many east of M-123, west of that area 4-8+" by lunchtime.

*Winter Weather Advisory - Mason, Lake, Osceola, Clare, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Isabella counties - 2am-5pm Wednesday. 1-4" of snow.

*Winter Weather Advisory - Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee counties - 1am-7pm Wednesday. Heavy snow starts tonight, 4-8+" of snowfall, the highest amounts the closest to the shoreline.

*Winter Storm Warning - Luce and Mackinac counties - 1am-1pm Wednesday. Near M-28 around the Newberry area through western Mackinac County towards M-123 will see 8-13+".

Remember to take it slow and allow extra time to reach destinations, clear all of the snow off of your car, and keep your headlights on. Have a safe and Merry Christmas!