Light Lake-Effect Today, More Snow Tuesday

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Light lake-effect snow showers will only result in minor additional accumulations during the day Monday, but a burst of heavier snow is likely on Tuesday.

After most locations reported two or three inches of new snow Sunday and Sunday night, a band of light snow showers mixed with freezing drizzle at times and kept the morning commute slick Monday.  By mid-morning, though, that had tapered off to just some scattered light snow that was expected to continue through the rest of the daytime.  Accumulations through Monday evening should remain an inch or less for most of West Michigan.

However, cooler air will continue to flow in to the region, allowing temperatures to drop into the teens Monday night.  That makes it likely that some refreezing will take place on roads that are merely wet through Monday afternoon.  Highs will only get back into the low 20s Tuesday and Wednesday.

Additionally, a pair of upper-level disturbances will swing through the Great Lakes Tuesday and Wednesday, providing a bit of a boost to the lake-effect snow machine.  The heaviest snow bands will likely take shape from after the morning drive Tuesday into Tuesday night.  Two to four inches will be likely in the lake-effect snow belt regions, with a couple more inches possible on Wednesday.  As a result, some places especially west of U.S. 131 may easily end up with six inches or more on the ground by the time the snow diminishes on Thursday.

You can always watch FOX 17 News for updates on the snowfall forecast, and check out interactive radar anytime on the Weather page.

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