Snow today, tonight not as significant

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WEST MICHIGAN — Another Alberta clipper system will dive southeast toward Michigan today and tonight, bringing a mixture of precipitation today. I think we’ll see a few widely scattered snow showers during the daytime ahead of this system, with minor accumulations possible in northern Newaygo, Montcalm, and Mecosta counties. Breaks of sunshine will also be possible today, especially from around Grand Rapids to the south.

As the main system moves in this evening, temperatures will have warmed into the 40s (or even low 50s along the I-94 corridor) for most of the area. The exception will be north of M-46 where readings will generally be in the 30s. This is where we will likely see a wintry mix and/or snow with some accumulation. For that reason, there is still a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for northern sections of the FOX 17 viewing area, as stated in a previous article.

The track of this next system, however, is looking more northerly than what we were thinking yesterday. This will limit snowfall accumulations in most areas to an inch or less, with places like Big Rapids and Mount Pleasant possibly picking up 2 to 4 inches of snowfall. The balance of the FOX 17 viewing area from the Grand Rapids area southward will see mainly rain tonight, with some snow possibly mixing in as the precipitation comes to an end after midnight.

A wintry mix of precipitation is possible again toward the end of the coming workweek. Be sure to stay tuned to FOX 17 for updates as we get closer to that event.

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