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Another disturbance moving across southern Canada will drag a cold front across the Great Lakes Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The Grand Rapids National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for West Michigan until 10 AM Thursday.

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Ahead of the cold front we’ll see light snow showers during the day. A breeze from the southwest, off Lake Michigan, will enhance the snowfall near the lakeshore. The higher amounts will generally be from Muskegon to Ludington.

The cold front will slide across the area this evening turning the wind to a more westerly direction and producing several hours of heavier snowfall across the entire region.

The snowfall should diminish to just a few showers by Thursday morning.

Total snowfall accumulations for this event should range from 2 to 5 inches with the highest amounts on the northern lakeshore.

The wind will become a bit breezy on Wednesday afternoon. Normally this would not be much of a problem but with the accumulated ice on trees and power lines additional isolated power outages are possible.

As the winter weather impacts West Michigan, review these winter weather safety tips:

Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Understanding winter weather terms
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - How snow and cold may affect your health
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Preparing your home for winter emergencies
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Winter Survival Kits
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Winter Weather Safety Tips for home and car
Winter hazards awareness week 2013 - Cold weather and hypothermia

The slideshow on the top has a few of the forecast weather maps.

Before you head out to travel around West Michigan, check out the live West Michigan Weather conditions and live lakeshore weather.
As this winter weather impacts the area, the Grand Rapids National Weather Service wants any reports you may have.
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