Winter Weather On The Way
Snow showers are expected to move into Mid-Michigan early Friday morning ; it is looking like we could see some rain or freezing rain mixed in with these showers.
Drivers will be impacted during the morning and possibly evening commutes in Mid-Michigan with wet roads and a low chance of accumulation on roadways.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory Friday morning for the western two-thirds of the Lower Peninsula where snow accumulation is more likely; snow covered roads and reduced visibility are possible within the advisory area.
There is a good chance we will see snow turning over to rain as temperatures warm above freezing for a time on Friday, there is also a risk of freezing rain along the Lake Huron & Saginaw Bay shoreline.
While forecast models suggest snowfall totals varying from 1 to 2 inches across Mid-Michigan, it is very likely that we will see melting on roadways.
However, there will be the potential for some accumulation on grassy surfaces and even some slush on area bridges and overpasses.
Drivers are urged to remain vigilant for icy spots on elevated roadways as well as sidewalks and parking lots, especially during those early morning hours of Saturday when we could see some refreeze.
There will be a second snow shower moving across the Lower Peninsula Saturday morning which has a better chance of sticking to the ground with temperatures in the mid to upper 20s.