A strong storm will slide south of Michigan on Wednesday. It will get close enough to create some significant travel problems. The heaviest snow in Michigan will fall along and south of I-94 and into southeast Michigan. The Grand Rapids National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of West Michigan and a Winter Storm Warning for Calhoun and Jackson counties. The advisory and warning are in effect from 11 PM Tuesday until 3 PM Wednesday. Total snowfall of 6 inches are possible in the warning area and 1 to 3 inches in the advisory area.
Travel may be difficult on Wednesday morning with icy roads and blowing snow reducing visibilities.
Temperatures will dip below freezing overnight and remain in the 20s for most of Wednesday. Even colder air invades for Wednesday night and Thursday. Low temperatures on Thursday may dip below 0°. The record low temperature for Thursday in Grand Rapids is +5° set in 1926. A breeze may tumble the wind chill readings down to -10°.
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.
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/
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