An Alberta Clipper, a fast-moving low pressure system, brought snowfall throughout the day Wednesday for northern Michigan, and more is on the way - especially for lake effect locations. An ice jam in the U.P. is also causing flooding.
Winds out of the westerly direction gusting into the mid 20s will cause blowing and drifting snow, snow-covered roads, and reduced visibilities.
As of Wednesday night the following are in effect:
*Winter Weather Advisory - Emmet, Cheboygan, Charlevoix, Leelanau, Antrim, Otsego, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Grayling, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Roscommon counties - until 4am Thursday. Total accumulations of 3-5+".
*Winter Weather Advisory - Chippewa County - until 7pm Thursday. Accumulations of 4-8" - the higher amounts near and north of M-28.
*Winter Weather Advisory - Osceola, Clare, Mecosta, Isabella, Montcalm counties - until 10am Thursday. Snow showers will increase in intensity after midnight, with 1-3+" possible.
*Winter Weather Advisory - Mason, Lake, Oceana, Newaygo counties - until 10am Thursday. Snow will become more intense after midnight, with 3-6" possible.
*Lake Effect Snow Advisory - Luce County - until 7pm Thursday. 2-4" of new snow tonight, another 4-6" Thursday. The highest amounts will be near Lake Superior.
*Flood Warning - Chippewa County - for the Pine River area near Rudyard. Flooding is occurring. There is an ice jam on the Pine River and it's caused the river level to rise to 22.7 feet (9pm Wednesday measurement) - 17 feet is flood stage. This is in effect until further notice.