Winter Weather: With up to a foot of snow on the way, here's what you need to know
Winter weather warnings and advisories are in place across the Newschannel 3 viewing area as a winter storm system combines with lake effect to promise as much a foot on the ground by Wednesday.
The snowfall will start overnight, and accumulate enough to cause difficulty during the morning commute. We'll also see white-out conditions increase and cold temperatures getting worse throughout the day Tuesday.
The largest totals will be in the counties along Lake Michigan, due to the lake effect. But Kalamazoo, Kent and other inland counties will still see significant snowfall totals. And, all across southwest Michigan the temperatures will drop and winds will rise, creating wind chills in the lower teens.
For more on the weather, go to our weather page forecasts and check out the list of tips and snow preparedness lists below.
For more information on being prepared the winter storms, see:
- Snow Hacks: Using everyday items to clear your car of snow
- Snow removal reminders
- MDOT looking for “Road Watchers” to monitor snow removal
- Ways to be prepared for snow storms
- Doc Talk: Winter Safety Tips for Children
- AAA Driving Advice
- School closings
- What to do in white-knuckle situations and white-out conditions
And don't forget to send us your snow photos. We'll add them to our snow gallery.