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Thu February 24, 2011
Get ready - more snow on the way
The National Weather Service (NWS) says a "quick hitting" storm is on the way for southeast Michigan:
A quick hitting...rapidly deepening low pressure system will track Northeast through the Ohio valley tonight...towards Pittsburgh by Friday morning. This is historically a favorable track for heavy snow in Detroit. Snow is expected to overspread parts of southeast Michigan around midnight and become heavy at times south of the M-59 corridor by the Friday morning rush hour. Snow will taper off during the late morning hours and end around noon on Friday. Northerly winds will also increase late tonight into Friday morning with gusts to 30 mph.
The NWS says "the Interstate 94 corridor is forecasted to see the most snow from this system."
Here's the "hazardous weather outlook" for west Michigan around the Grand Rapids area:
Snow will return tonight especially for southern-lower Michigan. Some of the snow could be heavy with impacts to travel likely. Snow will end Friday morning. Roads could be snow covered and slick for the morning commute.
Snow is possible on Saturday...but accumulations are not expected to be heavy. Freezing rain will be possible Sunday night. A risk for accumulating snow exists on Monday.
For mariners...gales are possible on Monday on Lake Michigan.