Snow increasing tonight, much colder tomorrow

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WEST MICHIGAN — After what appears to be several hours of little or no snow for most of us through the middle afternoon hours, the snow will increase in intensity late this afternoon and especially this evening. And even though the snow will taper temporarily today, we’re not completely out of the woods for travel because some patchy freezing drizzle will mix in with the flurries.

The best chance of freezing drizzle will be along and south of I-94, but a few patches of freezing drizzle could impact areas as far north as Grand Rapids at times this afternoon. The precipitation will be light, and the radar may not pick up on it all the time. Here’s a look at Future Track HD at noon today:

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Later this afternoon and this evening, bands of snow will redevelop as our storm system moves east allowing colder air to rush in behind it. Here’s a look at Future Track HD at 9 PM:

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The snow will taper off in most areas tomorrow, although some additional lake effect snow will accumulate west of US-131. Most areas are looking at another one to three inches of additional accumulation, with higher totals likely in favored lake effect areas:

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In the extended forecast, Arctic air will visit the area Sunday and Monday with highs in the teens and lows in the single digits Sunday night. Milder air, however, is in the forecast for the rest of next week.

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