Winter storm moving through Midwest today
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 15:00:00 GMT —
A winter storm is moving through the Midwest today.
The main body of the storm will be south of us, but the northern edge of the storm will brush northern Michigan.
In the Upper Peninsula you may see only a fraction of an inch of snow...so the U.P. sits this one out.
From the bridge to Cadillac all across the northern Lower Peninsula you might see 1 to 3 inches of snow. And south of a line from Manistee to Cadillac to Houghton Lake you could see over 4 inches of snow.
The farther south you are in the Lower Peninsula the more likely you'll see significant travel troubles.
Grand Rapids may get as much as 6 inches of snow today and tonight. Plus, the closer you travel to the Ohio or Indiana state line, the more likely you are to see some freezing rain mixed in, and that means even icier road conditions.
Here's some good and bad news with this storm. First the good...light wind is expected today. The bad news is south of Cadillac the snow is going to be wet and heavy, and that will put more stress on rooftops already covered with snow.
Highs today will range from the teens in the U.P. to close to 30 near Big Rapids.
Sunday's highs will be in the teens. It looks partly sunny near Lake Huron, but a bit cloudy with a chance for lake effect snow showers near Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. Totals Sunday should be light. Wind will be from the northwest tomorrow 5-15 mph.