A strong storm moving through the Ohio valley on Saturday brought widespread snow to Lower Michigan. Behind this system a strong west and northwest wind will produce lake effect snow showers. The Grand Rapids National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the West Michigan counties along and west of US-131 and for the counties along I-94 until 7 PM. Locations in the advisory area can expect to see an additional 2 – 5 inches. The strong wind will create hazardous driving conditions, due the blowing and drifting of the fresh snow.
Cold air pouring into the region behind this system will create falling temperatures all afternoon and wind chill readings tumbling below zero.
Another disturbance will likely impact the area from Monday afternoon into Tuesday with additional snowfall.
As the cold and snow impact 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 the winter weather impacts the area, the Grand Rapids National Weather Service wants any reports you may have.
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