Michigan finally got hit with a dollop of snow last week, as areas of lower Michigan got several inches of the white stuff. It seemed as if the Mitten somehow beat winter up until this week, since temperatures were so mild, but of course, that wasn’t going to last the entire season.
Now, the second large snowstorm of the year is moving across lower Michigan over the weekend. Saturday evening (Jan. 28), the National Weather Service and Weather.com are predicting that snow will move across much of lower Michigan. Accumulating snow is likely Saturday night into Sunday morning, with a fresh 2 to 4 inches expected in Lansing and Detroit and 4 to 6 inches expected in Grand Rapids. The further south you get, the more likelihood you have of getting a wintery mix or freezing rain, bringing snow totals lower. Areas south of I-94 are expected to get that wintry mix or freezing rain, as opposed to snow. The NWS says to expect hazardous travel Sunday morning.
A large number of cities – Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, Muskegon, Midland, Pentwater, Ludington, Mount Pleasant, Clare, Gladwin, Standish, Tawas, Oscoda and Alpena – are under a winter weather advisory for snow falling between 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Kalamazoo, Jackson, Ann Arbor, Oakland County and Detroit are not under a winter weather advisory. Stay safe, friends.