Winter Storm Impacting Northern Michigan
Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories have been posted for all of the Lower Peninsula.
A Winter Storm is moving through the Lower Peninsula tonight. Several inches are already on the ground with plenty more to come. Most areas along and East of I-75/US-127 will end up with at least 6" with max totals locally up to 12".
Winds are strong coming from the North at 12-25 mph with gusts around 30-40 mph. This generates lake enhanced snow along the Lake Huron shoreline producing near white-out conditions. Greatly reduced visibilities and drifting snow will be a big concern into tomorrow morning.
By midnight the heaviest of the snow will be East of I-75/US-127 while the Lake Michigan shoreline and Eastern U.P. ends up with little snow. Wet and heavy snow with gusty winds will make for rough conditions into Thursday morning causing school closings and delays.
Thursday starts off with snow and gusty winds but the snow ends by Noon. Winds remain strong gusty through the day causing more blowing and drifting problems. Peeks of sunshine will be around Thursday afternoon as the storm moves away from the state. Check out the Doppler 9&10 Weather Web Page for a more detailed look at this storm.