A strong disturbance moving across the Ohio Valley will spread a swath of heavy snow along its path. For Lower Michigan the heaviest snow stays south of I-94 and along the Indiana border where at least 3-5 inches are possible.
Heading into the weekend, another storm travels across Lake Superior. Ahead of this disturbance a south wind may kick up a few lake effect snow showers.
As the storm travels across the state some heavy snow is possible Sunday into Monday.
The biggest story of the next week will be the bitter cold. A blast of arctic air straight from the North Pole will settle into the region. Low temperatures away from the lakeshore will likely dip below zero for Tuesday morning. High temperatures may even stay below zero all day on Tuesday for a few inland locations. Lake effect snow showers will likely accompany the cold air next week.
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.
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