The winter storm that brought heavy accumulations of ice across West Michigan is departing the region. As it moves on some light freezing drizzle or snow is still possible. The Grand Rapids National Weather Service continues the Winter Weather Advisory for these counties: Montcalm, Gratiot, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Clinton, Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Eaton, Ingham, Calhoun and Jackson. The advisory remains in effect until Noon on Sunday. With the heavy accumulations of ice on the trees and power lines, some additional power outages are possible. Travel on untreated roads and sidewalks cold be hazardous.
The northern counties of Mason, Lake, Osceola, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Isabella and Muskegon will have heavy snow so a Winter Weather Advisory for the snow is remains in effect from until 7 PM Sunday. Total snowfall accumulations of 2-5 inches are possible.
West Michigan will see general light snow showers and even some lake effect snow from Sunday night into Monday night.
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 storm impacts the area, the Grand Rapids National Weather Service wants any reports you may have.
You can send them your weather reports via their on-line spotter report form. This can be accessed at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/grr/spotter/
If you “like” their office facebook page, you can submit your reports to it at: NWS Grand Rapids Facebook Page
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