Significant Snowfall is Coming to Michigan
It’s too early for snow, right? I feel like it’s too early. For the past several years, lower Michigan hasn’t seen much snow until January. Last year, though, we got a major snowstorm right around Christmas, which left me spending Christmas Eve alone watching holiday movies and drinking hot cocoa. Anyway, significant snowfall is coming to Michigan this weekend, so take note.
A strong winter storm system is current heading our way from the southwest U.S. The northern part of the system is on track to reach lower Michigan on Friday (Dec. 1) and into Saturday (Dec. 2). Just how hazardous should we expect this storm?
Well, it’s all very dependent on temperature. It’s that time of year when just a few degrees makes a difference between a major snowstorm and a washout. According to Weather.com, this storm system will move in on Friday morning, and precipitation will make its way across lower Michigan into the evening. Right now, it appears that by noon Friday, snow will be spreading around Grand Rapids, Lansing, Saginaw and Flint. The more southern areas, such as Ann Arbor, Detroit and Jackson, currently look like they’ll have temperatures that are too warm for snow. For the areas that do get snow, an upwards of 4 inches could fall. But, I’m thinking it will be much less, based on this radar.
This first portion of the storm will wrap up by Friday evening, but another storm system will move in very early Saturday morning, Right now, that seems like a short system, and the rest of the weekend looks fairly clear from precipitation. Temperatures appear to be on the colder side next week, which is a change from the earlier prediction of warmer than normal temperatures. For example, Lansing will be in the 30s for highs until next Thursday, when it will hit the 40s. Detroit looks a bit warmer, with temperatures in the 40s throughout next week.