TODAY
WINTER STORM WARNING (Ottawa, Allegan, Van Buren and Oceana counties)

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY  (Berrien,Cass, St. Joseph and Muskegon) 
Cloudy, Breezy and Colder
Snow Showers Intensify
STEADY NEAR mid to upper 20s
WIND: NW 10-20 mph

SUNRISE  7:38 a.m.
SUNSET   6:05 p.m.

WHAT WE’RE TRACKING
Winter Weather Returns
Heaviest Lake-Effect Likely Holland South to Indiana and from Oceana County to the North
Cold Remainder of Week, Peaking this Weekend

AFTERNOON   Watch for slippery travel conditions primarily near the lakeshore, as a colder and snowier weather pattern will emerge across the Great Lakes for the remainder of the week.  Temperatures will remain fairly steady in the mid to upper 20s for the rest of the day. Winds will intensify out of the northwest to 10-20 mph pushing wind chills close to ten above at times. Heavier snow showers will develop near the lakeshore this afternoon as the colder air arrives. Roads may have slippery spots, especially in the lakeshore counties. Roads most impacted will be I-196 West of Grand Rapids, US-31, and I-94 west of Kalamazoo.

WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY:  Colder with snow showers continuing. Again, heaviest amounts will be near the lakeshore, especially south of Holland and north of Whitehall, where some spots will see 5-9″ of snow by Wednesday evening.  Much lighter snowfall is expected northeast and east of Grand Rapids (trace to 2″).  Temperatures will peak in the low twenties with wind chills from 5 to 15 degrees.  During the winter.

WEEKEND WEATHER   The coldest air of the season is likely this weekend, with highs in the low teens on Saturday (coldest high temp. of the winter this Saturday?), and the potential for Sunday morning’s lows to drop below zero.   Scattered snow showers are possible Saturday, mainly by Lake Michigan.  We could see a little sunshine Sat. or Sun., especially in inland areas.

LOOKING AHEAD   The coldest air pushes east and temperatures should be back closer to average by Tuesday.  We could see a more significant system with mostly rain sometime around the 21st.  Way too early to pin that down.

Check out Bill’s Blog.  Bill has more on the Winter Weather Advisory and what to expect this week into next week.

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